Although most of my films are animated, they are all documentaries.

This is because they present REALITY. I’ve always been dubious of the concept of “external reality”… I don’t believe in it. What people call “internal reality”, I simply call “reality”.

Most scientific traditions like physics, biology, chemistry, and even psychiatry, are rooted in the belief that materiality (“matter-reality”) is the foundation of reality. It’s even baked into the language. They should be aware that reality is created in our consciousness. After all, doesn’t the “existence of matter” itself rely on our understandings of the words “existence” and “matter”?

Of course, we can prove that matter exists using the scientific process, and that is much more difficult to do for “consciousness”. We can also be pretty sure that everything is made of matter, including our brains and bodies. However, as matter may be the foundation of the mountain, the house, the table, and our bodies, it is not the foundation of our reality.

Reality is as we comprehend it, not as it is.

Reality is replete with all of our delusions and conditioning. It falls very far short of an accurate model of the world. Our realities are limited by our senses, embellished by our desires and manufactured by our fears. My filmmaking practice represents this reality, the one that truly rests in our minds and hearts. The reality that determines our actions, good and bad, and keeps us up at night.

Reality is illusory, and animation is illusion. It’s the perfect medium for documentary.