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‘Wild Frontier’ goes down under

Little Big ShotsThis summer Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth has jetted around to Melbourne, Australia to be part of the Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids, 2009.

The week-long festival was held in June in Melbourne, and will continue touring other venues throughout the year.

G’day, mate!

“Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth” at CICFF 2008

“Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth” is a short animated film I completed earlier this year, and it has been selected for screening & competition at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2008!

The project is based upon circa-2005 audio recordings I captured of my three-year-old-at-the-time nephew as he tells me the story about a drawing he’s made. I incorporated that drawing and others-of-his into the film, along with a characterization of my nephew doing the speaking.

About the festival…

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the CICFF is North America’s largest and most celebrated film festival devoted to films for and by kids, and is the only Academy®-qualifying children’s film festival in the world. This year, “Cannes for Kids” features over 200 of the best films and videos for kids from 40 countries.

‘Wild Frontier…’ will be featured in three of the popular weekend anthology screenings of the eleven-day festival. It will certainly be fun to watch on the big-city silver screen, along with my collaborator nephew and a crowd of our closest friends!

I’ll share more about the film and about the festival upon my return.
Stay tooned…