Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest

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"I must tell you that I was deeply moved by the animated short Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest. One of the great skills in communication, whether it be written or visual, is to be able to transmit a powerful message in a few words or a brief amount of time. This is one of the finest representations of such. It is brilliant." -- The Amazing Kreskin, mentalist and television personality

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