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Jung & Restless Synopsis 

Jung & Restless dives into the mythopoetic realm with mandalas and dream inspired images that grasp at enigma. . “Life is a short pause between two mysteries.” -C.G. Jung

“Jung & Restless is beautiful and spectacular. The synchrony between the animation and the music and soundtrack is fabulous.” -Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, Annecy International Animation Festival


Jung & Restless Credits

Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Music composed and produced by Seth Norman. Sound design and sound effects by Chris Barber. Compositing and effects by Brian Kinkley. Thanks: Martha Blake, Paul Harrod. Supported by the Playa Foundation, Ford Family Foundation and Clatter and Din.

Jung & Restless Specs

Year released: 2021, length: 06’06”, technique: 2D computer animation, formats: DCP and HD digital file, screen size: 16:9, sound: Dolby Digital.

Joanna Priestley Biography

Joanna_Priestley_by-Tim-Sugden2Joanna Priestley has directed, animated, and produced 31 films, including the abstract animated feature North of Blue, and the iOS app Clam Bake. Her work maintains a high level of porosity between serious exploration of boundaries and intuitive whimsy, and she is dedicated to experimentation in technique, theme, and content. Priestley has had retrospectives at the British Film Institute (London), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland), American Cinematheque (Los Angeles), Hiroshima International Animation Festival (Japan), Jeonju International Film Festival (South Korea),  Animation Masters Summit (Trivandrum, India) and Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (Germany). She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Film Institute, MacDowell Colony, Fundación Valparaíso and Creative Capital. Priestley was founding president of ASIFA Northwest and she is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where she annually juries the Oscars, Student Academy Awards and the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Priestley’s other passions include medicinal herbalism and creating projects at Burning Man and she lives next to the forest in Portland, Oregon with her husband, director/production designer Paul Harrod. More info:

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