The classic children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is widely loved with over 140 million copies in print. For director Mark Osborne’s adaptation, an over-scheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator. He regales her with tales about the adventures of an unusual boy who lives on an asteroid. The film combines 3-D computer and stop-motion animation. Director Mark Osborne was nominated in 2010 for his short film MORE. He’s worked on the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series and co-directed the first Kung Fu Panda movie.
Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has been behind the camera on more than 40 projects. She has worked with such documentary luminaries as Michael Moore and Laura Poitras. Culling from hundreds of hours of outtakes from a number of features she’s worked on, in addition to her own personal footage, Johnson creates a remarkable memoir which Variety calls “a uniquely insightful memoir-cum-critical-treatise on the nature and ethics of [Johnson’s] craft.”
Five filmmakers contributed a written sketch of a dream they have had, which was then adapted by another filmmaker from the group, randomly and anonymously assigned. The result is a knockout of five short films. The filmmakers include Frances Bodomo, Daniel Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lily Baldwin, and Lauren Wolkstein. With lucid bursts of visual poetry, we intuitively explore the dream-logic of surreal narratives like a Grim Reaper-hosted television show and a gym class held inside a volcano. Lauren Wolkstein teaches film at Temple and just completed principle photography on her first feature based on her short film The Strange Ones.