Dash Shaw: Persistence of Vision Award + “Cryptozoo”
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Join us for the live talk The Making of “Cryptozoo” with Dash Shaw on Fri, Apr 16 at 4:00 pm PST. RSVP here.
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Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
Persistence of Vision Award
Join Cryptozoo writer/director and Persistence of Vision Award Winner Dash Shaw in conversation with Oscar nominee and Bay Area resident Trevor Jimenez (Weekends, 2018). The POV award honors a filmmaker whose main body of work falls outside the realm of traditional narrative filmmaking.
Funny, sexy, and ambitious, Shaw’s hand-drawn feature captivates a far-out story of mythological creatures and the brave souls trying to protect them from harm.
Captivatingly far-out in its thrilling storylines and psychedelic visuals, the film opens with a tender scene of forest lovemaking and closes with a spectacular helicopter chase featuring a sword-wielding badass named Lauren, intent on freeing any creature deemed different. Weighty matters of biodiversity and acceptance of the strange and wonderful underpin Shaw’s funny, sexy, and ambitious hand-drawn tale of mythological creatures and the brave souls trying to protect them.
SFFILM’s 2021 POV award winner Dash Shaw is a comic book writer and artist, animator, screenwriter, and director. His previous films include a short, Seraph (2012), and his debut feature, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016). Cryptozoo won the Sundance Film Festival NEXT Innovator Award.
Director Dash Shaw
Producer Kyle Martin, Jane Samborski, Bill Way, Tyler Davidson
Executive Producer Gail Flanigan, Dexter Braff, Drew Sykes
Writer Dash Shaw
Editor Lance Edmands, Alex Abrahams
Cinematographer Jane Samborski
Cast Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Angeliki Papoulia,