The Ballad of Holland Island House is a short animation made with an innovative clay-painting technique in which a thin layer of oil-based clay comes to vibrant life frame by frame. Animator Lynn Tomlinson tells the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. Told from the house's point of view, this film is a soulful and haunting view of the impact of sea-level rise.
It is screening in theaters as part of the Animation Shows of Shows, which Indiewire calls "one of the most profound cinematic experiences of 2015." Upcoming screenings are listed here; (facebook.com/AnimationShowOfShows).
Lyrics by Lynn Tomlinson, Music by Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, annaandelizabeth.com
Take a peek behind the scenes to see Lynn's clay-painting-animation process:
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Screenings include: The Annecy International Animation Festival, London International Film Festival, Tricky Women, Cinanima, Enviromental Film Festival at Yale, and dozens more.
Finalist, Student Academy Award
FIRST PLACE Greenpeace Postcards from Climate Change
Audience Awards: Best Animated Short, Woods Hole Film Festival
Best Animation SENE Film Festival
Best Animation West Virginia FILMmakers festival
Best Animation, University Film and Video Association Conference
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