animation still showing a man in his spacious kitchen, looking over his shoulder at the dog begging for scraps to his left

February 18, 2021

A new animated film by Jon Portman ’13 called Malady of Mine has won several awards and screened at festivals in the U.S., Prague, and Montreal. The film, which contains no dialogue, tells the story of a young painter who, burdened by a mysterious affliction, struggles to save his relationship, and ultimately, himself. Portman describes it as a “cautionary tale” riffing on the “myth of the troubled artist.”

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