15 year old Nick Mastrangelo’s ‘Trash Encounters’ Flash short selected for competition at the Burbank International Film Festival.

Kids will be kids…unless of course, they’re making Flash animated shorts. It’s a rare 15 year old with the patience and perseverance to create seven animated short films, let alone one. But Nick Mastrangelo is one such “animated” teen, driven at the age of 10 to study animation and produce his own animated shorts. A Regular Show fan with a taste for anime as well as the films of Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan, Nick’s most recent film, Trash Encounters, was selected for competition in the upcoming Burbank International Film Festival. I recently spoke with Nick to get his take on getting bitten by the animation bug at such an early age, what he’s been working on and what his plans and goals are for the future.

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