Biscayne World 2015

Ahol Sniffs Glue, Marnie Ellen, Michael Arcos

An animation based on the insane everyday interactions on Biscayne Boulevard, as seen through the ubiquitous, iconic graffiti eyeballs of street artist Ahol Sniffs Glue.

Marnie Ellen and Michael Arcos collaborated with Ahol Sniffs Glue to create this film for Borscht 9.


Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2015


"Ahol Sniffs Glue is a wild Miami character. He oozes a homegrown street-smart style overshadowed only by the boozy, brazen cartoons and droopy monochrome eyes he tattoos across the city’s face…. He’s fiercely proud of the 305, the good, the bad, and the ratchet. A tourist couldn’t ask for a better guide…. [A] truly unique and raw look at the boulevard that runs through Miami" - Vice

"The 11-minute video is an ode to the vivacity of the Biscayne corridor and the picturesque characters who inhabit it…. What might have remained a moment of bitterness after [a] hit-and-run accident has been immortalized in perhaps the greatest piece of publicity that the local transit system has ever received." - Miami New Times

"If you could fathom for one moment, that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas met Bebe’s Kids at [a] bus stop in Miami… well, let’s just say that wouldn’t even prepare you for the colorful mindfuck that is Biscayne World…. If you ever found yourself to be homesick and needed to be shot up with a dose of Miami, this quick flick would be your best bet." - 305 Magazine


Gasparilla Film Festival, 2015
Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2015
Little Rock Film Festival, 2015
Ambulante Film Festival, 2015


Borscht Corp presents

Biscayne World

a film by Michael Arcos & Marnie Ellen

creator/illustrator: Alouishous San Gomma
director/editor/sound designer/cinematographer/animator: Michael Arcos
director/editor/set designer/cinematographer/animator: Marnie Ellen
executive producers: Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva
additional animators: Melissa Tamporello, Arthur Baute
go pro bro: Julian Yuri Rodriguez
biscayne & accident street photos: Sexton Garcia
original song: Otto von Schirach
production assistants: Jaanelle Pichaco, Valy Echeverry
thanks: Billy, Wes, Andrea (Cy’s friend)
special thanks: Danielle Bender

commissioned by Borscht Corp.

2014 Miami, FL, USA

Made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation