Client: Amplify Education
Film | App
The Raven and The Cask of Amontillado are a pair of 11-minute short films based on Poe works included in Amplify’s new digital ELA curriculum. In addition to the films, Amplify commissioned the House of Poe app to compliment student’s studies of texts including The Telltale Heart, Annabel Lee and The Fall of the House of Usher. To learn more about the curriculum and request a free trial, visit amplifyondemand.com.
Annie Award Nomination for Best Animated Short Subject (The Raven)
The Cask of Amontillado
Directed by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm, The Cask of Amontillado is a tale of revenge. Deep beneath the streets of Italy lie the catacombs of the Montresors, filled with barrels of wine and the bones of the dead. One evening, friends Fortunato and Montresor venture below the city with promises of the rare vintage wine Amontillado. They quickly find themselves in a web of betrayal and revenge, changing their friendship forever.
Directed by Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian, The Raven is a chilling and lyrical reinterpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, narrated by Tony Award®-winning actor Jefferson Mays. In this chilling and lyrical reinterpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, a narrator mourning the loss of his love, Lenore, wavers on the brink of insanity. Perhaps hallucinating – or not – he sees a mysterious raven, whispering, “nevermore.”
House of Poe
Taking students through thrilling puzzles and educational experiences, the House of Poe app features key Edgar Allan Poe texts including The Telltale Heart, Annabel Lee and The Fall of the House of Usher. Students help Edgar Allan Poe overcome writer’s block by exploring immersive environments, discovering key story elements to understand Poe’s creative process. In addition, the app features educational materials and the full text of Poe works.