Documentary film features interviews with Jorge R. Gutierrez, Eric Goldberg, Nancy Beiman, Bill Plympton and many other hand-drawn animators from all different corners of the industry.
Hand Drawn, a feature documentary about the future of 2D hand-drawn animation as told by the animators keeping the art form alive, is in the final days of a crowdfunding campaign that is less than $5,000 away from its initial goal of $15,000.
Director Felicity Morland and her husband, associate producer Aidan Fantinatto, have teamed with producer Robert Fantinatto (director, I Dream Of Wires) to give viewers an inside look into the world of hand-drawn animation and its resurgence. The film examines what continues to draw so many artists to the medium with a focus on the connections between animator and animation, delving into why 2D animation still resonates with audiences and creators.
In a 3D animation-dominated landscape, Hand Drawn captures 2D hand-drawn animation’s endurance through projects like the 1930s cartoon style video game Cuphead and the upcoming movie Klaus, along with exclusive access to never-before-seen animation demonstrations and interviews. Hand Drawn explores traditional classic styles as well as cartoons, anime, anime-inspired styles, and more.
Featuring interviews with Jorge R. Gutierrez, Eric Goldberg, Nancy Beiman, Bill Plympton and many other hand-drawn animators from all different corners of the industry, Hand Drawn discovers the persistence of this foundational art form, surviving through new styles and approaches, in efforts from independent animators to mainstream studios.
The Indiegogo campaign, which has 248 backers to date, runs through November 25. Perks include signed artwork by Tina Nawrocki and signed copies of Samantha Youssef’s “Movement & Form Volume 1,” as well as digital downloads, custom animated portraits, posters, and more. Learn more about Hand Drawn here.