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New Trailer Available for ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’

Pixel Veil Productions unveils trailer for new short, ‘The Alchemist’s Letter,’ from the director of 2008 Student Academy Award finalist ‘Toumai.’

PORTLAND, OR -- Pixel Veil Productions has debuted the trailer for its newest short animated film, The Alchemist’s Letter, a richly inventive and visually stunning dark fairy tale from director Carlos Andre Stevens. Slated for release in the 2015 festival season, The Alchemist’s Letter features the voice of Academy Award nominee John Hurt and up-and-coming young actress Eloise Webb, who plays Lily James’ young counterpart in Disney’s live-action Cinderella remake due later this year.

“When I consider the incredible caliber of talent that collaborated with me on this film, I’m left feeling equal parts blessed and blown away,” said Stevens. “Whether it’s my talented voiceovers John Hurt and Eloise Webb, the magnificent team of artists who crafted the animation, or working with veteran Swedish composer Mikael Sandgren, this has truly been an all-star production and I’m delighted to finally introduce this film to the world.”

The Alchemist’s Letter follows the story of Veridian, a young man estranged from his late father, an alchemist named Nicolas (John Hurt). When Veridian receives his inheritance, he is exposed to the ill-fated reality that his father built a tumultuous gold-making machine powered by his own memories. The film takes viewers on an enchanted journey through the vessels of the machine in exploration of the contents of the alchemist’s most precious memories, all in an attempt to give Veridian one last life lesson and save his relationship with his daughter (Eloise Webb) from following down the same fateful path.

Winning numerous awards for his commercial work, Stevens currently works out of LAIKA spinoff HouseSpecial. He also directed the animated short film Toumai, which was a Student Academy Award finalist in 2008.

Source: Pixel Veil Productions

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.