Monday, January 30, 2012


Last week I was invited by the United Nations Holocaust Outreach Programme to speak at the UN about my work on the animated portions of the upcoming documentary film The Last Flight of Petr Ginz. It's an amazing story of a young, brilliant Holocaust victim.

I'll be posting more about our trip on my regular M/W/F schedule.

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Here is a new trailer for the documentary.

And here is a trailer specifically for the animated portion.

Through out the feature length documentary three different kinds of animation are interspersed. One, original animation (most notably the outer space sequences.) Two, Petr's painting and drawings. And finally, different moments in Petr's life.

For this project I took the script and story-boarded the animation sequences. I oversaw the art direction of this portion of the film as well as created all of the art for animation and prepared many of Petr Ginz's original works to be animated. Danny McNight then took the work and animated it with Adobe After Effects.

About the Film:

By 14 Petr Ginz had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16 he had produced 120 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, written numerous short stories and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz.