Priestley Gets High Marks For Missed Aches

Joanna Priestley’s latest film is a 4-minute, Flash-animated poem on the topic of proofreading. The script for Missed Aches was written and narrated by Taylor Mali, a poetry slam champion, and the original poem is titled The The Impotence of Proofreading. Priestly directed, produced and animated the piece, and she had help from Brian Kinkley on the animated text. Here’s a segment from the short.


  1. Wow, this is fantastic! I did rough animation for this film and character design. I am happy to see it finally out. Great Job Joanna.

  2. Anyone know where i can get a full version? I saw it at a film festival today.. ROFL. HILARIOUS.

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  1. [...] Back in March, we posted a clip from Joanna Priestley’s clever, Flash-animated short Missed Aches. We’ve got another clip for you – an exclusive! If you want more, and you live within a tank of gas of Los Angeles, join Joanna next Monday, April 20th at the Redcat Theater in downtown LA for a screening of this 4-minute film and several more from her award-winning collection. General admission is $9 and the program starts at 8:30pm. [...]

  2. [...] Festival of Animation last week. If it comes your way you should definitely see it. Here’s a clip (slightly NSFW) from the first part of the film. [...]

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