Monday, March 16, 2009

"Ralph and Jimmy" at the 2009 Arizona International Film Festival

My animated short film "Ralph and Jimmy" will be showing at the 2009 Arizona International Film Festival! :D

Here's a link to the trailer, and here's a link to the film's IMDB page.

The film "Ralph and Jimmy" is made by me. However, all the sound is cut from Sid Davis' 1961 classic Boys Beware.

This old "warn-kids-about-gay-men" film is hilarious in its own black and white self, but still... all that music. All those wonderful strings that Sid got to underscore the seriousness of the matter...
I simply felt that all this dramatic music and narration deserved - um - other pictures. So I drew and animated for months and "Ralph and Jimmy" is the result.

Still, great thanks to the late Sid Davis. Sid did 150-180 shorts where he warned kids about all kinds of things: Dangers in the home. Dangers in the street. Dangers of gangs. Dangers for girls. Apparently he took pride in the fact that he rarely exceeded budgets of USD 1000 per film. He also often shot - and acted - in his own films (well, after a while he retired to producing and mountain climbing).

What a wonderful (albeit slightly paranoid) career.

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