About the Film:
Dear Basketball (5 min.)
Director: Glen Keane
Producers: Kobe Bryant, Gennie Rim, Andrea Fairchild, Molly Carter, Dan Goodman and William H. Masterson III
Synopsis: Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on
an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. The animated film is an
adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Narrated by Bryant, the film’s
hand-drawn animation and emotional score will touch fans of all ages with its universal message about love and loss.
Garden Party (7 min.)
Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon and Lucas Navarro
Synopsis: In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.
Lou (7 min.)
Director: Dave Mullins
Producer: Dana Murray
Synopsis: When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. From Pixar Animation Studios.
Negative Space (6 min.)
Directors: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
Producer: IKKI FILMS, MANUEL CAM STUDIO, IKKI INC.
Synopsis: My dad taught me how to pack.
Director’s Biography: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata are a filmmaking duo based in Baltimore, USA. Collaborating for over a decade
as “TINY INVENTIONS”, they have directed short films, TV commercials, music videos and comics. Produced by Ikki Films and Manuel
Cam Studio in France, “NEGATIVE SPACE” is their fourth professional film.
Revolting Rhymes (29 min.)
Directors: Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer
Producers: Martin Pope and Michael Rose
Synopsis: REVOLTING RHYMES interweaves Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings.
The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley,
Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, REVOLTING
RHYMES was directed by Oscar nominees Jakob Schuh (“THE GRUFFALO”) and Jan Lachauer (“ROOM ON THE BROOM”), co-directed
by Bin-Han To and produced by Magic Light Pictures’ Martin Pope and Michael Rose (“THE GRUFFALO”, “ROOM ON THE BROOM”,
“CHICO” and “RITA”). The animation was created at Magic Light’s Berlin studio and at Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape Town.
Additional short animated film will be shown as part of this program. Info on those title TBA