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Chinese Takeout and Crazy Lake Collaborate on 'The Ancestor'

A collaboration between Chinese Takeout and Crazy Lake Pictures, “The Ancestor” is the newest music video from Darlingside.

The Ancestor  is a collaboration between Chinese Takeout and Crazy Lake Pictures, both young production companies forged in the fires of speed-filmmaking challenges.

Chinese Takeout members Timothy Hahn – Pixar employee by day, ruthless preditor (producer/editor) by night – and Timothy Hahn, writer-director of the upcoming sci-fi feature Trash and Progress –  recently made a splash on the festival circuit with the animated short film Cadaver, featuring the voices of Christopher Lloyd, Kathy Bates, and Tavi Gevinson.  

Crazy Lake Pictures accomplices Mike Lavoie, co-executive producer of the acclaimed film Sleepwalk with Me, and Keith Boynton, whose feature film Chasing Home was chosen as the opening-night premiere of the 2012 Gotham Screen International Film Festival, also collaborated on the well-received "Here We Go" music video for Brooklyn-based band The Spring Standards.

The Ancestor  is Crazy Lake's second video for Darlingside (after the jaunty parable "Terrible Things"), and the first meeting of the minds between Crazy Lake and Chinese Takeout, though Hahn and Boynton have enjoyed the texture of each other's brains since their days doing improv comedy together at Amherst College.  All four men are sensitive film nerds who look forward to many future collaborations.

Source: Chinese Takeout

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.