Friday, October 28, 2011

The 28th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

I attended two screenings of 'Sule' this week at the 28th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival for two enthusiastic groups of elementary students.

It was loads of fun to see the film screen for the audience it was created for.

Our youngest group of children, a packed theater full of 1st to 3rd graders danced, clapped and sang the Sule theme, "Mighty Good Day" as the credits rolled. What fun!

In addition to enjoying a host of wonderful films from around the world (India, the Netherlands, Brazil and Australia just to name a few), the children were able to ask filmmakers questions about the films and filmmaking process.

The festival was a ball and the organizers and audiences are a great reflection of why, after 28 years, this festival continues to deliver.

-- Nee'

Friday, October 07, 2011

Sule wins 'Best Animation' in Montreal

Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks was awarded Best Animation at the Montreal International Black Film Festival this past weekend.

The festival jury had this to say about Sule:

“The story of this film is as magnificent as it is inspiring. Proof that a small short can depict huge and beautiful moments.”

A magnificent story is the vessel of a magnificent storyteller, and Sule's writer, Rene Rawls, handcrafted a beautiful and infectious tale.

We're super excited about the Best Animation award and thank our talented cast and crew for helping to make it possible.

And an additional thanks to our friend, and fellow animator, Kwesi Davis!