Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest

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"How moving! The darkness to the light, the simplicity and the music all blend perfectly into the storyboard. I want to help you get this film to as many people as possible."
- Lea Wolinetz, Representative of World Holocaust Survivors (Czestochowa), Second Generation and The Museum of the History of the Polish Jews

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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April 2013

THE VIPER ROOM / THC MUSIC / FIRST JASON PRESENTS:
DAYS OF THE DEAD (PRE-SHOW PARTY)
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 7:30pm
The Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA
Bill Moseley hosts this rockin' event.
LA Premiere screening of music video "Vampira Chant," by Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest director Kevin Sean Michaels

DAYS OF THE DEAD
Friday - Sun. April 5 - 7, 2013
Friday 5pm -11pm, Sat 11am - 7pm, Sun 11am - 5pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Eliot Brodsky's
MONSTERPALOOZA 2013 - The Art Of Monsters
April 12th - 14th, 2013
Fri 6pm - 11pm, Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 6pm
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

McMenamins presents
Ed Wood's PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE INTERACTIVE!

Friday, April 26th
7:30 p.m. doors; 8:30 p.m. show, $5 per person, 21 and over
1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR 97209
Kevin Sean Michaels and Dennis Nybeck host the "worst" movie ever made!

January - March 2013

Screening at FILMGATE festival in Miami, Florida

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We are very pleased to announce that Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest will be screening at the FILMGATE festival in Miami, Florida on February 2, 2013. FILMGATE is an interactive media festival and new technology trade show for independent filmmakers and production companies, and will include interactive screenings, workshops, master classes, director talks and music.

FILMGATE is brought to you by Indie Film Club Miami. Not your ordinary film club, Indie Film Club Miami is a non-profit organization that fosters the growth, skills and cohesiveness of the South Florida film community. They work in collaboration with digital media content creators to better understand and represent the culturally diverse, unique South Florida perspective.

"We are very excited to screen your project in our first year!" wrote Diliana Alexander, the Executive Director of Filmgate Miami, to Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest co-producers Kevin Sean Michaels and Zhu Shen.

Be sure to check out the official FILMGATE website for all the details.

What:Screening of Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest
When:Saturday, February 2, 2013. Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest will be included among an array of exciting short projects from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Where:O Cinema, 90 NW 29th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
More info.FILMGATE website, O Cinema website

Debbie Rochon honored with Ingrid Pitt Award

On January 12, a very special event took place at the Cella Art Gallery in North Hollywood, California. Actor Debbie Rochon was presented with the very first Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award to honor her excellence and perseverance in the horror industry.

The Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award was presented in conjunction with The Estate of Ingrid Pitt, filmmaker/producer Kevin Sean Michaels and event coordinator Stacy Pippi Hammon. The event took place at the Cella Art Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in the NoHo Arts District that loves to support the independent art and horror communities.

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