A cult icon in the world of American independent animation, Bruce Bickford crafted beautiful and terrifying worlds of stop motion animation.
“Some people told us to never pitch directly to the network; other people told us that we should never pitch without artwork. So we pitched it directly to Teletoon without artwork.”
Hundreds of classic animated films have been made in one of the most unlikely animation studios. Paul Driessen, Torill Kove, Jacques Drouin, Janet Perlman, and others share memories of the awkward but beloved NFB building.
The Dutch filmmaker Rosto talks about reaching the end of his Thee Wreckers Tetralogy, a personal fantasia of visuals and audio that’s quite unlike anything else.
Director and animator Luc Chamberland carries multiple notebooks wherever he goes. “There’s too much stuff happening in the head so I write it and write it and get it out.”