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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1978 - 29 July.6 August

Sections & Films

THE STORY OF LITTLE JOHN BAILEY

Category: Edition 1978

Synopsis
Little Bob, walking through the forest on a cold day, sets it on fire. How will you turn off the fire? Luckily, he finds a friend, the elephant trumpet, and with him manages to extinguish the fire.

Original Title THE STORY OF LITTLE JOHN BAILEY
Category Official Competition
Section Official Competition
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 6'
Production Year 1977
Nationality Netherlands
Directed by Paul Driessen

 regista paul driessenPAUL DRIESSEN

Paul Augustin Driessen (born 1940) is a Dutch film director, animator and writer. His short films have won more than fifty prizes all over the world, including the Life Achievement Awards at both Ottawa and Zagreb animation festivals.
After studying graphic design and illustration at the Art Academy in Utrecht, Driessen began animating TV-commercials in the Netherlands in the 1960, although he had no training in that art at all. When George Dunning, in search for talent, found Driessen at the Cine Cartoon Centre in Hilversum, he hired him as an animator for his feature animation film Yellow Submarine (1968). He also helped Driessen to emigrate to Canada where he became a member of the National Film Board of Canada in 1972.
Driessen's unique style can be easily recognised by the delicate quality of his ever-moving and wiggling lines, as well as by the fluid but awkward movements of his characters. His storytelling sometimes splits up the screen into three or even six different parts, with all actions nicely woven into each other.