This film shows 2,328 firearms, out of the 393 million currently in the US. Arranged in a dizzying 24 frames per second progression, from handguns to semi-automatic assault rifles, “Gun Shop” encourages viewers to critically examine America’s love affair with guns. Director Statement: Over the past few years I’ve learned the striking visual power of objects. The every day objects that surround us in our lives, or are displayed in the media, are a credible vehicle for expressing many ideas about our world, if organized to do so. They are very often mundane, but sometimes extraordinary. I discovered that a simple 24 frames per second juxtaposition and choreographed audio sync can bring these objects to life, creating a mesmerizing effect that has the distinct ability to convey complex ideas, and concise visual interpretations of culture, economics, personality and philosophy. Awards: Best Experimental 2019 ASIFA-East Best Professional 2019 ASIFA-San Francisco Best Documentary 2019 Literally Short Film Festival Honorable Mention 2019 Woods Hole Film Festival Best Experimental 2019 Florida Animation Festival Official Selection (partial): 2019 Annecy Animation Festival 2019 Stuttgart Animation Festival 2019 VIS Vienna Shorts 2019 Odense 2019 Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal 2019 Badalona Film Festival, Spain 2019 Odense International Film Festival, Denmark 2019 Linoleum Festival, Ukraine 2019 Animasyros, Greece 2019 Breckenridge Film Festival 2019 Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2019 Port Townsend Film Festival 2019 Viborg Animation Festival 2019 Nashville Film Festival 2019 StopTrik Animation Festival 2019 I Castelli Animati 2019 Bend Film Festival 2019 Taichung Int. Animation Festival 2019 International Short Fest Cyprus 2019 New Orleans Film Festival 2019 Orlando Film Festival 2019 Wiesbaden Int. Festival Animation 2019 Big Cartoon Festival Moscow 2019 Savannah Film Festival 2019 Ojai Film Festival 2019 East Lansing Film Festival 2019 Interfilm Berlin