Press and Updates

May 9, 2011

New News: Dried Up to be screened at La Kaña Bar, Skopje Masidonia with Co-Director Stuart Bury giving a presentation on StopMo! Check it if your in the area.

This is cool: Dried Up is going to Cambodia! And some other places around the globe! Also we have upcoming speaking engagements from KCAI to the University of Wilmington, NC! Very cool! Check the Festivals to see what part of the world we will be screening at. (unfortunately we wont be there in person.)

The Associated Press featured us in their coverage of the Student Academy Awards Ceremony

We are going to Australia! Dried Up to be in the Melbourne International Animation Festival along with one of our directors shorts, Cow Town.

A really good write up on our film by the fine folks over at Windrider Forum.

Honorable Mention, Animation – Black Swamp IFF!

Dried Up Will be screening in the 2009 Ottawa International Film Festival

Honorable Mention, Animation – Angelus Student Film Festival!

Local Film Spotlight: Dried UP playing in Kansas City Fring Fest

Michael Sporn wrote a blurb about Stuart on his blog, Here!

Congratulations to Jeremy CasperStuart Bury and Isaiah Powers for their Silver Student Academy Award in the Animation category. Much thanks to The Academy and everyone involved. You can see more of their work online here in their collective reel on vimeo.


June 1, 2009

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June 1, 2009

“Dried Up” is the story of a quiet old man who, surrounded by desolation and apathy, perseveres to remain true to the nature of his own beliefs and character. He toils daily to forge a last ditch effort to bring hope and life to a faithless, drought ridden old town.

Our film is based on found objects. We, like our main character, searched junkyards, junk piles, and kept our eyes open for objects we could find to build our sets and world. In a way we lived out that aspect of our protagonist. We chose stop motion for our film because we were able to take what we found and directly implement it into our sets and the world we were creating. It helped us form a deeper synthesis as each object we found interacted and interplayed with the other objects in the scenes.

Film Makers Bio’s

June 1, 2009

Jeremy CasperWebpageVimeo.


He currently resides with his wife in Kansas City where he recently earned a bachelors of fine arts in animation from the Kansas City Art Institute.  After graduation he would like to pursue a multitude of avenues, that hopefully lead in the direction of becoming an independent filmmaker.

Dried Up (2009)
Cut from the Same Cloth (2008)

Isaiah PowersWebpageVimeo


Isaiah was born in the midwest, grew up in the east and is always looking for an excuse to take a road trip west. At a young age his father taught him all he knew about videography and story telling. To this day he is still trying to unwrap those lessons. He started his college training of film under the tutorship of Fritz Kiersch and Gray Fredrickson, but soon realized that live action is not the only way to tell a story. Within a couple of years he ended up in the midwest at the Kansas City Art Institute. He accidently became enamored with stop motion as it is a great and frightening place to bring his skill set to the table. From planing out shooting schedules to animation to building camera rigs, he has a blast. Recently graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute he is currently looking for work.

Selected Filmography:
Dried Up (2009)
Cow Town (2007)
Isaiah 64 (2006)

Stuart BuryWebpageVimeo


Stuart Bury was born and raised in Kansas City.  His parents encouraged him to invest in his creativity from a very young age.  When he was twelve he met his great uncle Bob Allen, animator for MGM cartoons.  Ever since then Stuart has spent his days drawing.  After a year of community college Stuart enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute Animation Program.  He quickly fell in love with the charm and power of animation. Now a senior Stuart will to continue to explore narrative in animation, and will graduate next may. In the future he hopes to help build a creative animation community in Kansas City.



My Best Friend (2010)

Evolve – The Chariot (2010)

Dried Up (2009)

ctrl alt dance (2008)

Composer Bio

June 1, 2009

Max Justus 


Max Justus Is: A man 21 years of age. He has emerged from the state of Wisconsin as a laptop musician extortioner who has already conquered such forces as those of Kanye West and C & C music factory. His latest album is titled Five Leaping Leopards. No one knows where he will end up next – but there will be a dance party.

Film Assistant

May 31, 2009

Regina Weller – imdb


Regina Weller brings a high level of detail and finness to all of her work, be it administrative, organizational or practical. She has the ability to build and paint props to the utmost of specification, realism and awesomeness – it is something she is very passionate about and exceptional at.


May 30, 2009

Dried Up

Film Makers – Jeremy Casper, Stuart Bury, Isaiah Powers

Film Assistant – Regina Weller

Composer – Max Justus

Costumes – Anita Powers

Construction Consultant – Steve Mayse

Additional Props – Keaton Kohl

Special Thanks – Doug Hudson and Liz Van Verth

Tools and Supplies – John Casper and Garry Bury

Love and Support – Christina Beilke-Casper

Thanks To – Josh Zink, Adam Buritsch, Patrick Morgan, Scott McCarthy

Senior thesis

Kansas City Art Institute

Animation Department

copyright (c) Jeremy Casper, Stuart Bury, Isaiah Powers