Seeds by Ross Mackintosh has been garnering critical acclaim in the US and UK since its release in 2011. It tells the story of a man’s relationship with his terminally ill father.
Space Age Films producer Robert Chandler said of the book: “This is comics at its best. This is the death of Superman, the agony of Batman, the quest of Wolverine. And it’s all here in this simply illustrated book about a man losing his father to cancer.”
Benjamin Shahrabani from Com.X spoke of the film’s ambition to sit up there alongside serious animated fare such as Waltz WithÂ Bashir and Persepolis::
“Animation and comics can tackle any subject in the world. Ross’s book walks the same line as Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor series and Aneurin Wright’s Things To Do In A Retirement Home Trailer Park, works that look candidly and personally at life, family and death.”
The LA Times described Seeds as: “A tribute to every father-son relationship. Seeds is an honest, inquisitive and candid memoir.”
Further information about the writer-director team behind the project, as well as pre-production artwork, will be issued soon.
The film is to be released Spring 2014.