Anyone who has been at animation festivals in the past year has probably seen Dustin Grella’s moving film Prayer For Peace. His very personal animation has won numerous awards world wide culminating this past October with the 2010 Walt Disney Animation Studio award for Best Student Film at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Now Dustin has launched a new project called The Animation Hot Line. During the month of February,and perhaps even longer if the response is good, Dustin has set up a voice mail service where anyone can leave a message. He will select messages to animate, trying to do one short strip a day.
The hot line is just not for animators, everyone is welcome to leave a message but there are a few simple rules. All messages must be under thirty seconds, preferably around ten or fifteen seconds long. You can say a few you overheard. It can even be a secret that you don’t want anyone to know or something that bothers you.