Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thank You Helen Hill Fund!

I just found out Seana Kozar and I are being awarded this grant to finish our films!
I can't believe it!  THANK YOU!!!!! 
Helen is one of my biggest animation and life living inspirations!
If you aren't familiar with her beautiful films you can find out more about them here:
But better yet, if you are going to be in LA on April 24th you should go see some of them in person and help support the completion of her her last film, "The Florestine Collection"!

Here's the info:
Saturday, April 24, 8 pm
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA. 90026
(213) 484 - 8846

FUNDRAISER FOR THE FLORESTINE COLLECTION: 8 pm, Saturday, April 24. Helen Hill was an experimental filmmaker and film teacher who made many fun, inspiring, and original short films. At the time of her murder in New Orleans in January 2007, Helen was working on The Florestine Collection, a thirty-minute animation and live action documentary about 100 hand-sewn dresses she found in the trash on the side of the road. Her husband Paul Gailiunas decided to finish the movie as a 16 mm film and needs to raise funds for the last steps in the filmmaking process. Please join us to see a fifteen-minute preview of The Florestine Collection, as well as other short experimental films by Helen and several of her filmmaking friends. Copies of a DVD compilation of Helen's films will be on sale. Kids are welcome!