March 5, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A shot from Wild Life, a short film by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Oscar nominated "Wild Life" by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby.

Always a Fan of Wendy Tilby’s Work

Every year I always seem to zero in on an Oscar Nominated Animated Short that doesn’t win the Oscar. Last year it was Let’s Pollute!¬† by Geefwee Boedoe. This year it was a beautiful film by Canadian filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis called “Wild Life”. ( You can download a copy from¬† I-tunes to see the full short). This film was entirely painted frame by frame in gouache and took 6 to 7 years to produce.

The two had collaborated on a another film in 1999 called When the Day Breaks, which also got an Oscar nomination, but lost out to the beautiful and amazing “Old Man and the Sea”. Wendy herself walked the red carpet in 1991 with the film “Strings”, which is when I fell in love with her work. In the festival circuit myself in the late eighties and early nineties, I was so enamored with so many Canadian animated films, But Wendy’s I always took notice of. Both in her independent shorts and commercial work.

Jumping on a plane to Rhode Island for a lecture. I’ll send photos.

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