LIAF is bringing cult animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt to London for a rare, one-night-only presentation of his films, featuring the exclusive U.K. premiere of his new film, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.
His longest piece to date, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU is the eagerly anticipated second chapter to EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Award in Short Filmmaking and named by many critics as one of the best films of 2007 as well as scooping best film at LIAF 2007.
The screening will be immediately followed by a live onstage interview and extended audience Q an&d A with Hertzfeldt. This will mark his first appearance in England.
Like all of Hertzfeldt's films, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU was single-handedly animated and photographed by hand without the use of computers. It was shot entirely on an antique 35mm animation stand, one of the last remaining cameras of its kind left in America. The film's special effects were meticulously created directly on film, using traditional double-exposures, in-camera mattes and innovative experimental techniques. The 22-minute film was nearly two years in the making.
To learn more about Don Hertzfeldt please visit his website at: www.bitterfilms.com
The event takes place at the Curzon Soho - 99 Shaftesbury Avenue , Westminster , W1D 5DY on Thursday June 25 at 6:30 p.m.