Film Block: I         Cinema:  LAB 2          Date: 02.03.18          Time: 1.15-2.45 PM


Director: Mark McKinsey

Country: USA

Runtime: 05 mins

Genre: Animation / LGBT / Men / Debut


Vows is about a man named Carl, who is preparing for one of the biggest days of his life. He is incredibly excited but is suddenly reminded of a deep sadness that plagues this joyful day with the person he loves most. Ultimately, the story revolves around love and the different kinds of vows we make in the name of it.

Rated: PG




Mark McKinsey grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and found the need to escape a life that often told him he was no good the way he was. He did this by finding solace in the stories that inspired and gave him hope that he could be whatever he wanted to be. Whether it be through text, stage, or screen, if there was a good story to be told, Mark was engrossed. He became increasingly fascinated by the visuals that supported the stories on the big screen. The worlds that could expand from the wall that separated him was and is one of the truest forms of modern magic.

The combination of characters and colours and story and music within animated film really has been one of Mark’s biggest sources of creative and emotional inspiration. When he found out just how powerful animation could be, he was addicted. A student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Mark is studying Visual Effects, focusing on look development, surfacing/texturing, and lighting.