Clyde Petersen

Clyde Petersen is an artist, working in the fields of visual art, animation, music and adventure. His television series Boating with Clyde features musicians performing on the local waterways. Throughout the years, he has traveled the world, creating many animated music videos, rock and roll records and large scale festivals and installations. He is a transgender activist, a lover of country music and a product of the 1990’s Northwest DIY scene. Clyde is currently animating his feature film, Torrey Pines.

Featured image credit: Gigi Grinstad

Clyde Petersen’s website, Vimeo Page


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Torrey Pines (2016)

Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990’s.  Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, Petersen is kidnapped at the age of 12 and taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.
Torrey Pines’ dedicated website.

Still from Torrey Pines (2016)

Still from Torrey Pines (2016)


Make Good Choices (2013)

Music video for Sean Nelson.

Sean Nelson “Make Good Choices” from Do it for the girls on Vimeo.


Harsh Tokes and Bong Jokes (2012)

Music video for Clyde’s own band Your Heart Breaks.

Harsh Tokes and Bong Jokes from Do it for the girls on Vimeo.


Not Like Any Other Feeling (2011)

Music video for The Thermals.

Not Like Any Other Feeling from Do it for the girls on Vimeo.


Emmanuel in Renton (2012)

Music video for Police Teeth.


Solid and Strong (2011)

Music video for Kimya Dawson.


Red Light Bulb (2011)

Music video for Madeline Adams.
…and many many more.