posted 02/05in 2015

Vimeo Staff Pick: Elgin Park

Here at Animal, we just premiered our third Vimeo Staff Pick and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Elgin Park tells the story of charming, reclusive artist Michael Paul Smith. Smith’s fantastical town Elgin Park – composed entirely of miniatures – delighted audiences worldwide when his photo series went viral. For the first time, the documentary Elgin Park dives into Smith’s life and the dark inspiration behind his work.



Director Danny Yourd and our team of Animals are ecstatic to share Smith’s story and talent with the world. This week, Elgin Park caught fire online at sites including Gizmodo, Short of the Week, Devour, HYPEBEAST, Pixable, ISO 1200 Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and Colossal. Elgin Park will also screen at numerous film festivals worldwide throughout 2015.

We love Michael Paul Smith’s miniatures and photography so much that we partnered with him to create a gorgeous book of his work. Watch the film at the Vimeo Staff Picks page and if you like what you see, preorder Elgin Park the book for yourself, friends, or family.





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