Every Monday, Chris Robinson serves up Animators Unearthed, a brief introduction to prominent and not-so-prominent indie animators
Here’s a great example of just how full of shit or naïve or maybe stupid I can sometimes be. I’ve always tried to champion films that had interesting, strong ideas/concepts no matter how pretty or beastly they look. I’ve never said that looks don’t matter, but at the end of the day, if there aint no soul, the work - no matter how well made – will eventually fade from memory into those cultural dustbins of history. To be fair, there are also some films that are such conceptually convoluted wankfests that it can feel like the audience is an afterthought.
Having said that… it’s entirely conceivable – given that the OIAF (the festival where I work when I’m not here educating you kids) hasn’t accepted his films - that I dropped the ball with the work of autodidact animator, Faiyaz Jafri.