Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest

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"I was delighted to see two of my favorite animators working together again - Perry Chen and Bill Plympton! It's a very important piece of work and having Perry animate to Bill's storyboards for animation is a great way to bring home both the strength and innocence of children when faced with such horror."
- Tomm Moore, Director, The Secret of Kells
(2010 Best Animation Feature Oscar Nomination)

Perry Chen using a laptop and computer tablet to create animation

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