Friday, March 21, 2008

Andy London's "Letter to Colleen"

Andy and Carolyn Londons new film "Letter to Colleen". I'm not a huge fan of the roto-scoped style, so perhaps it's the honest and daring writing and overall feel that makes "Letter to Colleen" one of the strongest films I've seen in some time. It's a place that I wish more animators would travel to, deep into their own personal realities to share something that defines not only who they are, but the world and our society in general, what we hate as well as what we love. It's that special type of story that can only be drawn from personal experience, and when shared, enlightens us all. "Letter to Colleen" shows us a shred of what animation can accomplish when it leaves typical storytelling conventions behind. Here's a great article about the film, which premiered last year at the Hamptons film festival.