Frank Pahl was featured on the most recent episode of “Let’s Watch with the Ann Arbor Film Festival.” Pahl is a long time alumni of the Festival and his band “Little Bang Theory” is performing with Page of Madness on Wednesday night (March 22nd) of Festival week. Pahl has collaborated with Terri Sarris, who is also in the band, since the ‘90s, and their film Clowning Around is part of the Films in Competition 11: Music Videos, as well as Circular showing in Films in Competition 6.
In this episode Pahl tells the show's host Dana Denha how he got his start in music and filmmaking when he was an undergrad at Wayne State University, and then went on to get his BFA at the University of Michigan. He has taught sound and media-related courses at University of Michigan and CCS for over 10 years and currently works for Interlochen building automatic instruments and automatons.
Pahl and Sarris’ short film Ziegler, an adaptation from a fairy tale, is featured in this episode. Pahl describes their process, which employs stop motion animation and a commit to making something within reach. Make sure to watch it here, and check out Little Bang Theory, Circular and Clowning Around at the 55th AAFF!