// TRAILER //

HERE & BEYOND // Director, Co-Writer, Animator
(to be released online 2019)

A scientist is diagnosed with dementia and, with the help of his angsty teenage neighbor, attempts to use a time machine to relive the memories of his deceased wife.

Official Selection - Fantasia International Film Festival
Official Selection - Cinequest
Official Selection - Calgary Film Festival
Official Selection - Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
Official Selection - NewFilmmakers LA
Official Selection - Other Worlds
Official Selection - MiSciFi (Miami Intl Science Fiction Film Festival)
Official Selection - Columbus International Film Festival
Official Selection - FilmQuest
Official Selection - Stuff MX
Official Selection - Dreamhack
Official Selection - LA Film Awards
Official Selection - Five Continents Film Festival

*WINNER: Best Cinematography - Los Angeles Film Awards
*WINNER: Best Short Script - Other Worlds Austin Film Festival
*WINNER: Best Art Direction, Best Actor, Best Scenic Design - MiSciFi
*WINNER: Best Cinematography of a Student Short - Asian Cinematography Awards

https://www.filmandtvnow.com/interview-special-here-beyond-interview-with-director-colin-west/

Written by Colin West & Corey Aumiller
Produced by Michael Orion Downing, Nick Benjamin, & Quinn Armstrong
Cinematography by Feixue Tang
Edited by Alejandro Marquez Vela
Sound by Santiago Rodriguez Herran
Production Design by Christopher Miller
Animation by Colin West
Costume Design by Tina Matthews
Music by Mark Hadley

Cast:
Greg Lucey
Laurel Porter
Christine Kellogg-Darrin
Leslie Stevens
Alex Matthews
Sisa Grey

 

WE WERE NOT MADE FOR THIS WORLD // Director, Producer, Editor

A robot searching for his creator in the desert lands outside his city.

PART II of The Robot Scriptures

Official Selection - Chicago Underground Film Festival
Official Selection - Athens Film + Video Festival
Official Selection - Other Worlds Austin Film Festival
Official Selection - Berlin Short Film Festival
Official Selection - Film Shortage Staff Pick
VIMEO Staff Pick

Based on "We Were Not Made For This World" by award-winning cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier [forlornfunnies.com

Costume Designer & Robot: Tina Matthews [tinamatthewsdesign.com]
Narrator: Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley

 

PINK PLASTIC FLAMINGOS // Director, Writer, Editor

A suburban stay-at-home dad builds an autonomous robot out of his mower, but when he finds out his creation is taking over his life he sets out to destroy it.

Official Selection - MidWest WeirdFest
Official Selection - DUST Sci Fi Channel
Official Selection - Film Shortage

Starring Vince Major, Sarah Gorsky, Dylan Beam, Tina Matthews

Producer: Quinn Armstrong
1st Assistant Director: Paul Anderson
VFX Producer: Stephanie Hernandez
VFX: Young Min Kim, Enrico Targetti
Gaffer: Hank Wagenbach
Director of Photography: Colin West
Hair & Make Up: McKenna Guy
Production Sound: Alan Niku, Christina Jun
Sound Designer: Alan Niku Robot
Costume Design and Fabrication: Tina Matthews
Costume Designer: Lucy Song
Graphic Design: Jeff Brush

 

NOT COOL // Director, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Editor

A girl going through a recent breakup finds comfort in the most unusual of places.

Music Video for “Not Cool” by LA-based pop duo More Giraffes.

Premiered on Billboard.com, featured on OutPut and Music. Defined.

THE LONG SLOW FLIGHT OF THE ASHBOT // Director, Producer

An ash-collecting robot witnesses the collapse of the universe as he slowly drifts beyond outer space.

WINNER - Best Sci-Fi Short Film - Berlin Short Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Fantastic Planet Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival

PART III of The Robot Scriptures

Based on "Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot" by award-winning cartoonist Joel Priddy [joelpriddy.com/]
Ashbot Voice: William Knight

 

DIRECTING REEL

 
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SURVIVAL SKILLS // Producer
Feature Film

Meet Jim. A police cadet fresh out of the academy who gets in over his head when he tries resolving a domestic abuse case outside the legal system. Good luck, Jim.

Currently in post-production.

2019 // IMDb 

Starring: Stacy Keach, Vayu O’ Donnell, Ericka Kreutz

Writer & Director: Quinn Armstrong
Producer: Colin West, Michael Orion Downing
[ color, 16:9, Dolby 5.1, 2K ]

With support from the Good Shepherd Shelter Los Angeles, MovieMaker Magazine, Film Independent, Panavision, SAG-AFTRA, and Blackstone Entertainment 

 

FRIENDSHIP 7 // Director, Editor

Experimental Music Video for “Friendship 7” by LA-based electronic producer Hark Madley

 
 

YOU DON’T LIE // Director, Animator, Editor

Music Video for “You Don’t Lie” by Frederick The Younger

 

THE AUTHORS // Director, Producer

Music Video for “The Authors” by Johnny Newman

 

ROLLER ROBBERS // Director, Co-Writer

Concept Video for GLOM film collective