|The filmmakers pose for a pic at the final screening location on the tour. © 2008 AWN inc.|
With a late 5 o’clock screening at ICM, many of the nominees couldn’t make it to the Q&A. Peter and the Wolf producer Hugh Welchman, Madame Tutli-Putli producer Marcy Page and her exec producer David Verrall were able to meet the agents. I Met the Walrus director Josh Raskin and his producer Jerry Levitan arrived right after the agents left because they went to the old ICM address by mistake.
After the screening, the agents were very impressed with this year’s nominees. The questions covered many of the typical questions. David explained how the human eyes were done on the puppets in Madame Tutli-Putli. Marcy told them that the film took four years to complete, while Hugh said it took the same amount of time to make his film. When the agents cringed at the time it takes, tour host Ron Diamond said, “Animation is a painful process and this brings it to a new low.” Hugh added that he would have liked more time to finish Peter, but they had already sold out the Royal Albert Hall for the premiere and they wanted to continue working in the U.K., so they had to keep the debut date.
|After a tiring week of screenings, Madame Tutli-Putli exec producer David Verrall reminds us where we are. © 2008 AWN Inc.|