Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest

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"10-year-old animator Perry Chen and his team have created an impressive and often moving visual poem of the Holocaust." - Annette Insdorf, Film Professor, Columbia University; Author, Indelible Shadows: Film and The Holocaust

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About the short film

Memories from the Holocaust have been portrayed in almost every medium, but rarely animation -- and never before by a child animator. Animated short film "INGRID PITT: BEYOND THE FOREST" is a cross-generational collaboration between a world-class animation master, two-time Academy Award-nominated Bill Plympton, and a first-time animator, 11-year-old artist Perry Chen. It is narrated by Ingrid Pitt herself.

Starting with Ingrid Pitt's poignant narration and Bill Plympton's 23 traditional pencil sketches as storyboard, award-winning artist and film critic Perry Chen brings this moving story and its contemporary implications alive. Read more

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Upcoming Events

Meet director Kevin Sean Michaels at Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California

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It's always great to see our monstrous friends at Monsterpalooza! Lugosis and Karloffs and Chaneys . . . oh my! Plus all the great make-up. This is a great meet-up. Kevin Sean Michaels will be at the Hollywood Book And Poster table in the main ballroom.

What:Monsterpalooza convention
When:Friday, March 28 - through Sunday, March 30, 2014
Where:Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
More info.Monsterpalooza website, Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel website

Kevin Sean Michaels on panel at Hollywood Horrorfest

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Join Kevin and guests director Joe Dante, actor Dick Miller and the cast of Return of the Living Dead for Hollywood Horrorfest in Hollywood. This panel is a free event!

Over the years there has been an explosion of indie horror film festivals. And while that's always great news, after the awards have been handed out, many filmmakers are left wondering what to do next. Too often many acclaimed, award winning features and shorts remain unsold and undistributed. The industry has changed dramatically over the last few years and Hollywood Horrorfest 2014 reflects that change.

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The big question is, how do you actually make any money from all your hard work? Hollywood Horrorfest 2014 is gathering some of the best and most knowledgeable names in the indie horror industry to help answer your questions. They'll also have representatives at hand from many current independent distribution companies, plus sales reps and PR companies with valuable tips on how to market your work. Whether you've made a short or feature, they'll have panels that can help with financing, writing, casting, PR, festivals, selling and distributing.

It's a festival like no other! Everything you've always wanted to know about Indie Genre filmmaking but were afraid to ask . . . and much more! But since there are panels, please don't be afraid to ask, we don't bite . . . much. See you there if you're a horror fanatic.

What:Panel: How to Finance, Produce, Sell & Distribute Your Indie Horror
When:Saturday, March 29, 2014, 4:40 PM - 7:00 PM
Where:New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
More info.listing on Hollywood Horrorfest website, New Beverly Cinema website

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