Film Kitchen is back!

Film Kitchen October Program

At 7PM on Tuesday, November 10th, one of the longest running showcases of films connected to the southwestern Pennsylvania region is returning from a two-year hiatus. Co-presented online with Jump Cut Theater, this month will include a lineup of abstract digital animated films from local artists Rachel Wagner and James Duesing.

The program will be broadcast to the Jump Cut Theater Twitch stream starting at 7PM.


This month, we have an evening of abstract digital animated films from local artists Rachel Wagner and James Duesing.


James Duesing has worked in many forms of animation, from traditional hand drawn and early digital work to 3D and motion capture projects.  Duesing's work brings images of dark fantasy worlds and strange human animal hybrid characters together in a comical and eccentric animation that also explores serious social issues.

Rachel Wagner is a media artist from Pittsburgh currently based in Ohio.  She works as a freelance videographer and video editor.  Wagner's work shows a number of beautiful 3D computer animations exploring environments made from a rich tapestry of colors, patters, and sound.


Artists will attend the screening for a virtual discussion via Zoom after the show.


Film Kitchen and Jump Cut Theater present this online event free of charge.  Donations to the artists are encouraged.


In the future, Film Kitchen will be broadcast to the Jump Cut Theater Twitch stream starting at 7PM on the second Tuesday of each month.  The next Film Kitchen is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2020.


For information on submitting work to Film Kitchen, please contact Matthew R. Day at

Please help support the work of local independent filmmakers!

Your donations here go directly to the artists.

Next Film Kitchen

December 14th

Anyone can submit completed works on film or video for the series.  
For more information or to submit work, email host and curator
Matthew R. Day at: