WHAT A NIGHT THAT WAS!!! An event we will remember for years.
|PETE makes her debut on the BIG screen|
|Lynne Oddo CAT Chair and Francis’ head|
|art director Francis Acupan’s front with animator Dwight Phillips|
For me it was gratifying to see the students again. When you do a project like this you tend to form bonds with your co-workers. The students were so amazing (probably the 20th time I have written that)!
|animators Carrie Hermann and Orlando Feliz|
Those of you in New Jersey can catch the making of PETE’S ODYSSEY on cable and the New Jersey Network (NJN).
Speaking of the premiere - it was the first premiere of one of my films I have attended for the last the films.
When the North/South project, ANIMAGIC, premiered December 7th 1995 in Belfast, I was already working for Disney and that weekend was a big press weekend - prior to the opening of the Disney Institute. So I kind of had to stay. Now, I wish I had gone to see the kids and teachers who participated on the project. Actor Bob Hoskins presented the film…
The next premiere I missed was of OUR WORLD. It premiered in Cologne, Germany at the Ludwig Museum in October of 2005. I missed that one because I was teaching in Europe in Provence. I should have hopped a flight from Marseille.
They say three times are a charm - so this one worked big time.