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I'm particularly interested to see how the technical side of the 3D animation compliments the storyline. This is something that I feel animators are still struggling to take advantage of and I'm waiting to see an animated film where techniques only available in the realm of 3D animation are used to advance the storyline. With a 3D veteran such as James Stewart on board, maybe this will be that film.
Check out the TIFF screening schedule for FOXED! screening times (Fri June 28th-July 4th):
For updates check out the FOXED! Facebook page.
FOXED! in the Media:
"...And for something completely different, get to the theatre early for FOXED!, an unsettling and award-winning 3D short directed by Toronto’s James Stewart, who did the 3D work for Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
It’s about a young girl, Emily, who lives in a town where evil foxes have a bigger agenda than raiding hen houses. FOXED! is as dark as anything Neil Gaiman ever dreamed up."
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Official FOXED! Behind the Scenes Video:
FOXED! Press Release:
FOXED! – AN AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN 3D SHORT GETS PREMIERE AND THEATRICAL RUN AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX STARTING JUNE 28, 2013
TORONTO, June 7, 2013 - FOXED! - an award-winning, 3D animated short by Toronto-based director James Stewart - will have its Canadian 3D premiere and theatrical run in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, starting June 28, 2013. The enchanting, stop motion animated short will screen in front of the awe-inspiring feature documentary, STORM SURFERS 3D, as part of TIFF’s exciting summer program line-up.
Emily is up against the sinister forces of foxes in this tale about fighting for what you believe in. Enthusiastically received at international film festivals in Stuttgart, San Francisco, Annecy, and Sarasota, FOXED! is a darkly humorous tale about growing up in an environment of parental control in which children are often misrepresented in the eyes of their parents.
FOXED is co-directed and produced by digital 3D filmmaking pioneer James Stewart whose credits include the 3D work for Werner Herzog’s acclaimed Cave of Forgotten Dreams. As the head of Toronto-based Geneva Film Co., one of the most active 3-D film companies in the world, Stewart is one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject. His short film FOXED! – which recently won the Best Animated Film Award at the Yorkton Film Festival - is currently being developed into a full-length feature film by Geneva Film Co.
Beware of what hides behind the mirror. The menacing 3D, stop-motion world of FOXED! reveals young Emily toiling in the mines beneath her house, imprisoned by foxes who have duped her entire town into believing children can be replaced. Emily has to grow up quickly if she is to escape and outwit the foxes at their own game. But her daring attempt to get away is met by a stunning encounter above the ground that leaves her lost and confused.
About James Stewart and Geneva Film Co.
James Stewart is an award-winning director and the founder of the Geneva Film Co. in Toronto, Canada. Through his production company, Stewart has produced over 30 projects in digital 3D, including cinema commercials, concerts, stop-motion and CG animation. He is a director, storyteller, artist, digital innovator and multi-platform visual designer whose work ranges from mobile to giant screen, from motion graphics to stereoscopic 3D installations.
Recent projects include the stop-motion film FOXED!, the experimental short BÉATRICE CORON’S DAILY BATTLES in collaboration with NYC based French artist Béatrice Coron, Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, ONTARIO 4D for the Vancouver Olympics, and live 3D concert films of the Montreux Jazz Festival and Kylie Minogue. In 2012, he produced the world’s first gesture-controlled 3D cinema game for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
A sought-after director, artist, and expert on 3D, Stewart is a six-time speaker at The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and has spoken at TED.
Geneva Film Co. can be found on the web at www.genevafilmco.com/3d.