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"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

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

2018 MUSIC AND SOUND AWARDS Best Composition Finalists: Composer and songstress, Carla Patullo, was nominated for a Music + Sound Award for Best Original Composition of a Short Film Score for Lotte that Silhouette Girl.  Award recipient to be announced Tuesday July 10, 2018. - Music + Sound Award 2018

"A visual symphony..."  FILMFESTIVALS.COM

The Hottest Shorts of Hot Docs 2018 / Short films are some of the finest docs we screen at the Festival each year and we've selected seven of our favourites for you in this special program featuring some unforgettable characters: Lotte That Silhouette Girl | Smithy & Dickie | I Love Your Fucking Name | Tungrus | I Am Bisha | Carlotta's Face | Prince's Tale - Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

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

But I watched – and was enthralled –  with your wonderful, charming, romantic film. Lotte would have loved it, too! Her gravelly voice bought back our weekly lunches and evening dinners in her tiny studio apartment together over many cigarettes and Martinis! What a charming, romantic tribute… the silhouette animation was so brilliant I couldn’t tell where yours and Lotte’s changed in some places, [such as] the white and black dancing silhouettes towards the end? And I loved the musical accompaniment. - Paul Gelder, a dear old friend of Lotte Reiniger

"Lotte Reiniger is a big influence and was an amazing, pioneering filmmaker! This documentary looks like a must see."  Nora Twomey, Director of THE BREADWINNER

"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

"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

Interview with filmmaker Elizabeth Beecherl:  WE ARE MOVING STORIES

Trick Studio (Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo) have made a new short animated documentary about the pioneering work of German animator Lotte Reiniger, Lotte That Silhouette Girl. It will screen in Vancouver at the Summer Outdoor Series along with Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Date TBA.  NORTH SHORE NEWS