Anyway, I digress... A project I supported that I have not seen the end result of even to this day, is the animated movie "Persistence of Vision" that is soon to be seen at the Melbourne International Animation Festival (click HERE) that begins today and runs until June the 30th.
"Persistence of Vision" is scheduled to run on June 29th at 7.30 pm. Sadly, I will not be able to attend; so if any Readers of this Blog from the Melbourne area are able to go and give me a Review of this Documentary, I would love to hear from them! The blurb for the movie says it is "the untold story of the greatest animated film NEVER made".
"Striving to make [it], visionary animator Richard (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) Williams toiled for more that a quarter of a century on his masterpiece - only to have it torn from his hands. [Documentary Director Kevin] Schreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus." Sounds interesting? As my Reward for supporting the Project I am due to receive a DVD copy of the Documentary after it is shown around the world (and either my name - or Comicoz - appears in the End Credits)!
Here is the Official Trailer of the Documentary....
Anyway, reading the Melbourne International Animation Festival's Program (as maybe you may have done by now), I notice that a few months back there was a (successful) Pozible Fundraiser to resurrect the "Grendel Grendel Grendel" feature and convert it into a commercially available DVD! Something I must have missed, as I have tended to simply check out Pozible's Comics category alone. (That'll teach me to be so narrow-minded! I would have contributed!) Fortunately, it made its goal and all Fans of Australian Animation (and I consider myself to be one) will be able to buy a copy, then sit back and enjoy it. And thus feel less guilty for not attending the 2013 Melbourne International Animation Festival...maybe.