Director Biography – Shuyler Nazareth (READY THE PRINCE)

Shuyler Nazareth is an American/Canadian filmmaker based in New York, and an alumnus of Connecticut College with a Major in Art and Minor in Art History. He pursued his love for animation during a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. He first began studying painting and drawing at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, a nationally ranked arts high school in Toronto, Canada.

Shuyler is a 2020 Webby Award winning producer at the New York design firm C&G Partners, where he oversees animation projects that range from immersive storytelling websites to larger than life projections in museums.

Shuyler’s passion for animation and video production extends beyond his work at C&G. When he’s not watching anime, playing video games, or listening to heavy metal, he produces his own creative projects such as Regicide.

Director Statement

When my best friends Daniel Prada and Stephen DeCiantis of the band Ready the Prince shared the song “Regicide” with me, I knew that the powerful track had to be represented through bold and visceral visuals. Together, we developed an entire story, world, and cast of characters that were a metaphorical representation of the lyrics and sonic atmosphere. The elaborate scale of what we intended to create warranted a frame by frame animation with smooth transitions and symbolic imagery all rendered in hand drawn line-work. The striking red/black color palette, iconic snake design, and raw depiction of the lead vocalist all became emblematic within the Ready the Prince fan base around the world.

Author: experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 4 times a year. Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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