My short animated film, "Call of the Wild" will be playing in the "FREE Short Films for Kids in Park Slope" show, part of the Rooftop Films 2011 Summer Series this Saturday, April 16th at 3pm at M.S. 51 in Park Slope (350 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn.) Rooftop Films is a great program that I'm happy to have been connected to since 2003! Check out this year's lineup and learn more about the film festival, here.
From an article in the Park Slope Patch by Kristen V. Brown about this event:
"Film buffs both young and old are in for a treat this weekend.
On Saturday, Rooftop Films and the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District will host a pair of screenings – one for the younger set of cinema addicts, the other for adults – at M.S. 51 on Fifth Avenue.
The summer film series, known for screening new, independent films in unique outdoor locations across the city, will start off at 3 p.m. with a special screening of short films for kids, featuring fun and family-friendly shorts from all over the world. The films will range from nutty animation featuring knights, robots, monkeys, and people made of sand to live action shorts about ping-pong.
"Most of our shows run too late or just aren’t quite age-appropriate for younger audiences. So we wanted to present special shows that people in this area could attend as a family,"
For the grown-ups, starting at 7 p.m. Rooftop will preview a handpicked selection of shorts the program will screen in the 2011 Summer Series.
Both events are free and open to everyone. This is the program’s 15th year in operation.
"Part of our mission is to work with and engage the local communities where we screen our films, and this is especially true for Park Slope, it being the neighborhood we call home," said Lela Scott MacNeil, Outreach Manager for Rooftop Films."
Here's an early sketch for the scene from "Call of the Wild" that was hailed as 'the best square-dancing bat sequence in the history of cinema', by the Cinematexas Film Festival!