Frank Gladstone is a producer, director, animation entrepreneur and the Executive Director of ASIFA Hollywood, the organisation that hosts the annual ANNIE awards - the "animation Oscars". Frank has just finished directing his first feature length animated film, The Hero of Color City, which will be released in cinemas in October. In a Skype interview (a first for FLiP!) we asked him to talk about the challenges of directing an indie animated film and bringing it to the screen.
The interview is about twenty minutes long, and Frank answered a number of important questions about the making of an independent animated film, such as:
- What were the challenges involved in directing an independent feature?
- What was it like working with a studio in India, in a time zone 12 hours away?
- What would you do differently if you knew then what you know now?
- What advice would you give to anyone hoping to make their own independent feature film?
To watch the trailer for Hero of Color City, see below:
To see more about the Hero of Color City, visit their Facebook page here.
Hero of Color City will be released on 3 October 2014.