|Roy Iddan - your local Libertarian candidate|
FLIP: You worked as a storyboard artist for The Animation Lab in Jerusalem on a feature film project - The Wild Bunch. How was that experience?
Roy: The experience was great - it was my first "real" job in the business and I got to work with great people from all over the world who are true masters. I learned a lot and had an awesome time, although the show itself ran into a bit of trouble.
|The Wild Bunch - intended to be the first Israeli animated feature film|
FLIP: Jerusalem seems like an unusual place to make an animated film – why there?
Roy: The whole point of setting the studio up in Jerusalem was as part of an initiative to bring artists, techies and creative types to work in a city which is otherwise very unattractive to such people.
|Jerusalem - home of animation?|
Roy: The project suffered from problematic management since day one I guess. I am not really in the know, but I think one problem was that it was over-thought and over-analyzed. Another problem was not enough reliance on and commitment to local talent.
|A musical interlude on The Wild Bunch with story supremos Woody Woodman and Barry Cook|
Roy: I actually write more for live action comedy. My favorite animation project was my stint as production designer on MTV's short lived masterpiece DJ and The Fro. I worked with the amazing Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein and we made a beautiful show which got cancelled after the first season, unfortunately.
FLIP: Right now you are running for Parliament in Israel – what make you switch to politics?
Roy: I was always politically active, as a libertarian (a rarity in a collectivist hellhole such as Israel). I am campaign manager and number 8 in the roster of Ale Yarok - the Israeli libertarian party which also promotes the legalization of cannabis use.
FLIP: What changes do you want to make in public life?
Roy: In brief: more personal liberty and economic freedom in Israel. Decriminalization of cannabis, separation of church and state, small government.
FLIP: One last question - are you gonna win?
Roy: Hopefully we'll get in.
FLIP: Good luck! Vote for Roy!