The Sparrow's Flight

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Animating Reality
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 5 Sun, Apr 23, 2017 6:00 PM
When documentary meets animation, these unique short films are the result.
Animating Reality
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 5 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 1:00 PM
When documentary meets animation, these unique short films are the result.
Film Info
Section:Animation Competition
Length:Short
Genre:Animation
Documentary
Experimental
Run Time:14
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Rating:NR
Nation:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tom Schroeder
Producer:Tom Schroeder
Screenwriter:Tom Schroeder
Cinematographer:Tom Schroeder
Editor:Tom Schroeder
Music:Tom Schroeder

Description

My first experience of producing animation was with Dave Herr in a barn in western Wisconsin in the late 1980’s. We’d seen the Brothers Quay “Street of Crocodiles,” bought a couple of used super 8 film cameras and set up studio in Dave’s parent’s barn to conduct our own experiments. Dave continued to be the closest friend and collaborator of my adult life until he died of a brain tumor in 2009. “The Sparrow’s Flight” is an essay about friendship, youth, illness and death in the form of an animated collage. I’ve used much of Dave’s design and artwork as the raw materials for the film and included the original super 8 experiments that Dave and I shot. The film pursues a piecemeal narrative about the making of “The Sparrow’s Flight,” the first and last experimental film that Dave and I finished together under the auspices of Ein Aus Animation.

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