Working in 16mm, experimental filmmaker Jim Trainor makes hand-drawn animated films. Often using the cool voice-over narration found in nature documentaries, older ethnographic films, and traditional story-telling, Trainor gravitates toward tales of morality, transgression, angst, and guilt. From serial murder to the mating rituals of bats, using a nervous line, he investigates the mutable and uneasy space between animal behavior and the human world.

"I am beginning to think of myself less strictly as an animator, and more as a movie-maker in general, and as a writer."