The animated short, INGRID PITT: BEYOND THE FOREST, chronicling the experiences of the actress when she was a child during the Holocaust, will be playing at Comic-Con.
The film is a cross-generational collaboration between two-time Academy Award-nominated Bill Plympton and a first-time animator, 11-year-old artist Perry Chen. Pitt narrates the story, based on her children's book. The story follows the miraculous escape of a Jewish girl from a concentration camp at age eight during World War II. Like Anne Frank, young Ingrid dreamed of being a movie star. Pitt survived, and fulfilled that dream. She appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in WHERE EAGLES DARE and had a movie career spanning over forty years. She passed away in the U.K. in November 2010.
The short was directed and produced by Kevin Sean Michaels and co-produced by Dr. Zhu Shen (Perry's mom), with Holocaust expert Dr. Jud Newborn serving as historical adviser.
Comic-Con attendees will have the opportunity to meet Michaels and Plympton throughout the convention by stopping by Bill Plympton's booth. Michaels, Plympton, Chen, Shen and Karina Bessoudo (Toon Boom, Vice President of Marketing and Communications) will be part of a panel on Sunday, July 24 at 3:45 pm in Room 5AB to discuss the project.
For more information, visit http://ingridpitt.co.uk/.