Director: Marq Evans Run Time: 96 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Bill Plympton, Craig Bartlett, Jerry Beck, Peter Lord, Will Vinton
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Festival. A modern day Walt Disney, Will Vinton picked up a ball of clay and saw a world of potential. Known as the “Father of Claymation”, Will Vinton revolutionized the animation business during the 1980s and 90s, creating such iconic characters as the California Raisins and Domino’s The Noid. But after thirty years of being the unheralded king of clay, Vinton’s carefully sculpted American dream came crumbling down.
Documentarian Marq Evans brings to life the battle between art and commerce in this affectionate, insightful portrait of an artist who put so much of himself into his craft.
About the filmmaker:
Marq Evans is a documentary filmmaker whose debut feature, The Glamour & the Squalor (2015), won awards at festivals around the world, including the Audience Award at the 2015 L.A. Outfest. Claydream (2022) is his second feature. He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Bremerton, Washington where he teaches at Olympic College.See our upcoming films