About This Episode:
In this week’s podcast, we talk with Oscar winner Will McCormack, an American actor, executive producer, screenwriter and film director. Most recently, Will’s moving short animated film (co-written and co-directed by Michael Govier) If Anything Happens I Love You (2020) earned him the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
We discuss the delicate sophistication of telling a story about grief through the medium of animation. We hear about the careful and thoughtful planning that went into creating a story about the vulnerability and pain of grief, sadness and loss that has the power to bring people together and create connection. We share a belief that all stories can be told in animation and are simply not child’s play.
No creative challenge is too big for our guest this week, and we look forward to the projects that are ruminating in his inspiring and brilliant mind.
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