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Once a small girl, from Berlin, hailed from the shadows, a light from within.
SHORT SYNOPSIS (25 words):
Once upon a time, long before Disney and other animation giants, Lotte Reiniger ignited the screen with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors.
FULL SYNOPSIS (59 words):
Before Walt Disney, there was a trailblazing woman at the vanguard of animation. Influenced by folktales and legends, Lotte Reiniger was a tour de force of creativity and innovation: she invented the multiplane camera and created the oldest surviving animated feature. This stunning film explores the life and times of a woman who is finally being given her due.
LONG SYNOPSIS (185 words):
Once upon a time, long before Disney and the other animation giants, Lotte Reiniger ignited the screen with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors.
And so with music, magic, and a stirring narration by Lotte herself, LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL tells the largely unknown story of one of animations’ biggest influencers. Her unique style of storytelling and visual contrast inspired many, including modern day filmmakers Henry Selick, Anthony Lucas and many others. Lotte's 1926 film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the oldest surviving feature length animation, and she also invented the multi-plane camera, both of which changed the field of animation forever. And sadly, both feats are often mistakenly credited to Walt Disney. This stunning documentary uses Lotte’s unique silhouette style as it re-writes history from a new point of view to tell the magical and charming fairy tale that was Lotte Reiniger’s life. It is a visual symphony that will delight audiences with its smart, artful, and romantic animation accompanied by a truly imaginative and emotional musical score as well as the wonderful narration of Lotte’s gravely and thickly accented voice.
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CO-DIRECTORS' BIO (long): Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo make films in Los Angeles as Trick Studio. Elizabeth is a director and a designer who has worked on projects and installations published in The New York Times, Dwell, and many other design publications. She started making films after watching Lotte Reiniger’s 1922 Cinderella and falling in love with silhouette animation. Carla is a director and a composer who records and performs live as White Widow. Her scores have received numerous awards including Global Music Awards, a Music and Sound Award nomination, and multiple HMMA nominations. She recently completed the 2018 Sundance Film Music fellowship. Elizabeth and Carla are currently collaborating on a new feature length documentary.