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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2015

A late alchemist exposes his estranged son to the truth surrounding his tumultuous life and the dark magic used to power a gold making machine.

Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 5'
Production Year 2015
Nationality USA
Directed by Carlos Andre Stevens
Screenplay Carlos Andre Stevens
Editor Michael Corrigan
Special Effects John Corbett
Animation Greg Kyle
Production Design Dan Casey
Sound Lance Limbocker
Music Mikael Sandgren Music
Main cast John Hurt
Eloise Webb
Produced by Alvaro Cubillas, Catherine Yi, Lourri Hammack

183-director The-Alchemists-Letter OKCarlos Andre Stevens
Writer and director, Carlos was born in Berkeley California in 1982. As a film student in college, he naturally gravitated towards design, illustration and animation to tell his stories. In the spring of 2009 he was hired by acclaimed design and animation studio Superfad in Seattle Washington where he creative directed a handful of prominent, award-winning advertising campaigns for Sprint, Sony, and Voila. Carlos is a former Student Academy Awards finalist for his animated short film TOUMAI as well as an award-winning director for his commercial work. In 2011 he was asked by west coast based design powerhouse Logan to move to New York City and open their new east coast office as director/creative director. In 2013 Laika Animation Studios (“Coraline” “Paranorman” “The Box Trolls”) brought Carlos back to Portland Oregon. He currently resides in Portland Oregon and directs at Laika/house spinoff Housespecial.

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