Matthew Rankin, a Montréal based filmmaker and esperantist, worked on his first feature length motion picture, an historical fantasia called The Twentieth Century. His previous short Mynarski Death Plummet won the experimental animation prize at the Annecy international animation festival in France, 2015.
Matthew Rankin worked in the Schelling studio.
Marian Nevins MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…