Gifts & Commissions

B/W Acrylic on 36"x 60" Canvas. 

Charcoal on Canson. 

Box + The Dam Keeper

Seventy-five filmmakers made up of animators, painters, musicians, production staff, an editor, and a sculptor collaborated on Box to create 'The Dam Keeper', a timeless, animated fable about a young pig who works hard to keep his town safe from the threat of darkness. From a dream between artists to the creation of the first festival film made using Box, follow directors Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo from the moment they developed the idea to the film’s premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Dam Keeper

The Dam Keeper, a short film by feature animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything.

The short blends traditional hand-drawn animation with lush brushstrokes to bring Kondo and Tsutsumi's celebrated painting style to life like never before. Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen (Forbrydelsen, Sherlock) narrates the film.