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Trick Studio Presents An Award Winning Documentary About Female Film Pioneer Lotte Reiniger  BROADWAY WORLD LOS ANGELES

"Among the many films being screened at the film festival this year, a handful caught my eye.... 'Lotte that Silhouette Girl' is a short film about Lotte Reiniger, who ignited the world of animation with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors. Shot in a clever style that incorporates silhouettes, “Lotte” features narration by Lotte Reiniger, who incidentally invented the multiplane camera and created the first animated feature (before Disney took over the animation world). The film is co-directed by Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo, aka White Widow, a composer and musician whose striking style is a cross between Kate Bush and Fiona Apple, although her delicate melodies for “Lotte” are perfect for the film’s feel and genre.  NEWPORT BEACH INDY

"Lotte Reiniger is a big influence and was an amazing, pioneering filmmaker! [Lotte that Silhouette Girl] looks like a must see."  Nora Twomey, Director of THE BREADWINNER

"This past weekend, a tribute to a pioneering figure of animation took the Best Short Film honors at the 2018 American Documentary Festival in Palm Springs, CA. Woven of music, light and shadow, Lotte That Silhouette Girl relates the history of the talented and inventive filmmaker Charlotte “Lotte” Reiniger (1899-1981), best known for creating the oldest surviving animated feature The Legend of Prince Achmed (1926)."  ANIMATION MAGAZINE

"A visual symphony..."  FILMFESTIVALS.COM

"It's a fun way for families to check out the festival and expose kids to films that aren't Disney and serves as a first entry into art films."  MLIVE MICHIGAN

"...you're in for a real treat."  ALL ABOUT ANN ARBOR

Interview with filmmaker Elizabeth Beecherl:  WE ARE MOVING STORIES