*Online Premiere* As an eight-year-old kid, director Travis Wood had two bikes stolen in the course of a month. In “One Peg Boss,” he narrates the tale over a charmingly simple animation, ruminating on his memories and coming to terms with the incidents. The first bike was stolen immediately after receiving as a birthday gift, never to be seen again, but the second was different. Wood knew who stole it, an infamous local bully, and he set out to take back what was his. We’ve featured Wood previously with “Kayla in 1A,” and “Just getting by is okay,” which employ different formats (puppetry, Super 8mm, respectively) but share a warmth and interest in humanizing odd characters and outsiders. [Watch on YouTube]. (3 minutes). Directed by Travis Wood. Sound design: Tim Brandl.
For more on the film, read our interview with Travis Wood where he discusses the simple animation style, his general work process, and what’s next for him. [NoBudge Members Only].