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Thanks again and enjoy the film! Cheers, Elizabeth and Carla

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Trick Studio

Carla Patullo and Elizabeth Beecherl

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LOGLINE:

Once a small girl, from Berlin, hailed from the shadows, a light from within.

 

SHORT SYNOPSIS:

Once upon a time, long before Disney or Pixar, Lotte Reiniger ignited the world of animation with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors.

 

LONGER SYNOPSIS:

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 first animated feature. This stunning film explores the life and times of a woman who is finally being given her due. - Eileen Arandiga, Canadian Film Centre

 

ALTERNATE SYNOPSIS:

With music, magic, and a stirring narration by Lotte Reiniger herself, LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL tells the fairy tale story of one of animations’ biggest influencers.

 

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FILM STILLS (Click on image for direct download. Caption overlay on hover.):

 Theater Wings. Paul Wegener demands that Lotte should make her first short film after seeing her cut silhouettes and the skill with which she makes them.

Theater Wings.
Paul Wegener demands that Lotte should make her first short film after seeing her cut silhouettes and the skill with which she makes them.

 Ghosts of Berlin. Silhouette dancers Erica Hanrahan-Ball and Andrew Diego sing as Berlin crumbles in the background. 

Ghosts of Berlin.
Silhouette dancers Erica Hanrahan-Ball and Andrew Diego sing as Berlin crumbles in the background. 

 Lotte's Desktop. Juliet comes to life after she is cut from a piece of paper.

Lotte's Desktop.
Juliet comes to life after she is cut from a piece of paper.


DIRECTORS' BIO (short): Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo make films in Los Angeles under the name Trick Studio. They started making films after watching Lotte Reiniger’s 1922 movie Cinderella and falling in love with the medium of silhouette animation. In addition to filmmaking, Carla is a composer and Elizabeth is an architect.


DIRECTORS' BIO (long): Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo make films in Los Angeles under the name Trick Studio. Elizabeth was born in Lubbock, Texas and studied architecture at the University of Virginia. She has worked as an architect for several years on projects that have been published in The New York Times, Dwell, and many other design publications. She started making films after watching Lotte Reiniger’s 1922 movie Cinderella and falling in love with the medium of silhouette animation. Carla is a director, composer and songstress who records and performs live as White Widow. She has been developing a reputation for her musical ambition, sonic soundscapes, and stirring emotional content. Her scores have received numerous awards including a Global Music Award, a Platinum Remi, and a Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination.


DIRECTORS' PICTURES:

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 Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo working on Trick Studio's multiplane camera.

Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo working on Trick Studio's multiplane camera.

 Carla Patullo

Carla Patullo

 Elizabeth Beecherl

Elizabeth Beecherl