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Includes trailer, stills, synopsis, director's biography, and technical credits.


Threads trailer (.mov)


Synopsis (.doc)

Set in a remote region of Mongolia, Threads follows the story of a mother and daughter whose life-long bond is told through the imagery of a quilt stitched together by both over the years. When chronic illness threatens to overcome her mother, the daughter departs their lone yurt on a journey to retrieve more medicine. However, despite her haste she returns home too late. The daughter must then come to terms with her motherís death, reliving their most cherished and loving moments together through the memories forever woven into the quilt.

Director's Biography (.doc)

Barbara Mones is a faculty member in the department of Computer Science & Engineering and serves as Director for Animation Production in the Animation Research Labs, an Advanced Technology Initiative at the University of Washington. She has worked in both academic and industry in the areas of graphics and animation production for over twenty-five years. In her role as faculty she has directed and produced eleven animated shorts since 1999. She has lectured extensively on an international level on topics related to computer graphics, animation and curriculum development in addition to designing and executing her own graphics and animation that have been shown in many museums and institutions worldwide, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Villa Ciani Museum in Switzerland. Her animation has been shown in the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and her artwork has been shown in the SIGGRAPH Art Show. She has chaired Panels (97), Sketches (Design, 96) Art Educators (Education Committee (85-95) served as a juror for the Art Show (1995, 2007) and Electronic Theater. She founded and chaired the SIGGRAPH Student Animation Competition (1984, then became SPACE in 1985) and coordinated it for fifteen years. SPACE became an international traveling show in 1989. Post undergraduate, she studied 2D and 3D animation at Sheridan College and has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in mixed media sculpture and installation. Her research and production interests include animation, storytelling, content development, fast prototyping, and the production pipeline design for games and film.

Technical Credits (.doc)

  • Director / Producer
    Barbara Mones

  • Production Team
  • Caroline Alexander
  • Jesse Andrews
  • Brian Britigan
  • Happy Dong
  • Nicholas Garrett
  • Robert Gay
  • Daren Keck
  • Marianne Lee
  • Elizabeth Muhm
  • Daniel Nelson
  • Andrea Parkhill
  • Ryan Rosendal
  • Andy Sun
  • Tracey West
  • Jimmy Zhang