Synopsis: A stop-motion comedy short about sheltering-in-place during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the Covid-19 global pandemic, I have found that a bit of comedy is hugely beneficial to me, as I am sure it is to many others. I think that many people can relate to the inherent humor in the stockpiling of toilet paper during a pandemic, which is why I chose it as the theme and medium for my film. I hope that viewers will find a bit of joy and amusement in watching Two Ply Over The Cuckoo’s Nest during these otherwise unsettling times.
Kate Miller is a self-taught artist and stop-motion animator born and raised in Oakland, California. She began sculpting with clay at a very young age and grew up with a love of film, acting, and puppetry. For the past ten years she has been producing her own animated short films and is currently in production on The Pirate Grace, a stop-motion film based on the true story of Grace O’Malley, the Irish pirate chieftain. She enjoys spending her time behind the camera, building sets, and moving puppets around miniature worlds.
KQED Homemade Film Festival - United States - 2020
Grand Prize (Kate J Miller)
The Quarantini Monthly Film Festival - United States - 2020
Award Winner (Kate J Miller)
Lady Filmmakers Festival - United States - 2020
Roxie Mixtape-In-Place - United States - 2020
Kate J. Miller’s toilet paper recreation of our SIP realities makes you smile and laugh, and that’s something that we all crave. Every aspect of “Two Ply” -- from its coy title to its wild TP animation -- ever so perfectly encapsulates what it is like to work and live at home. A perfect Rx for when you’re feeling down. - Randy Myers, kqed.org