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 live Q&A will take place on this page, and a video recording will be posted here shortly afterward.
Fri, Apr 16 at 4:00 pm PST
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, a description that fits the visionary Shaw. In addition to his latest extraordinary film, Shaw wrote and directed My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016) and created several award-winning comic books and graphic novels. Jimenez and Shaw’s talk will dive into the complexities of telling innovative and personal animated stories primarily crafted for a mature audience; the pleasures of hand-drawn versus computer-generated images; and how notions of identity can be subverted with animation. As one of the Festival’s live conversations, there will also be time for questions from viewers.
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.
Trevor Jimenez is a Canadian-born filmmaker living in Berkeley, who has worked as a story artist at Pixar for the last eight years (Finding Dory, Coco, Soul). His student film, Key Lime Pie (2007), screened at the Annecy Animation Festival and was part of Mike Judge’s The Animation Show. His film, Weekends (2017), was nominated for an Academy Award, won both Audience and Jury Prize Crystals at Annecy, and the 2019 Annie Award for Best Animated Short. Currently, Trevor is developing an original idea at Pixar with his creative partner Chris Sasaki after serving as Story Lead and Story Supervisor on Soul (2020).