Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest

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"INGRID PITT: BEYOND THE FOREST is so wonderful and appropriate to today - to the children in this world, growing up and needing something to touch theirs' and others' hearts and souls, so as to know the true feeling of love and empathy for their peers."
-Millie Perkins, actress playing "Anne Frank" in the classic film, The Diary of Anne Frank

Kevin Sean Michaels and Perry Chen in formal attire at the Annie Awards

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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Making of

Bill Plympton talks about the storyboards

Kevin Sean Michaels talks about meeting Perry Chen (starting at 0:50), and more storyboards from Bill