Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 NOMINATED SHORT: Let's Pollute

In the lead up to the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27th, we are taking a closer look at this year's nominees. Today, one of this year's Best Animated Short Film contenders, Let's Pollute.

Best Animated Short Film nominee, Let's Pollute

Director/Writer/Producer: Geefwee Boedoe  

Cast: Jim Thornton

In the spirit of 50's & 60's educational films, Let's Pollute is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong, while instructing us how to be better polluters for a better blighted tomorrow. 

Upon graduation from CalArts in 1988 Geefwee Boedoe has worked as an animator, and in story and visual development for Pixar, Disney Feature Animation, ILM, DreamWorks, and others. 

The Opening Title Sequence to Monsters, Inc. which received high critical acclaim was conceived, storyboarded, and designed by Mr. Boedoe, who also directed the animation. 

Since 2002 Geefwee Boedoe has been pursuing an independent career as a film maker, designer and writer/illustrator of children's books. In 2004 his first children's book, Arrowville, won a Ruben Award from the National Cartoonists Society and was voted a 10 best Illustrated Children's Book by the New York Times. 

In 2006 he began work on his first independent film. Over three years in the making, Let's Pollute was completed late in 2009, and has been slowly picking up positive attention and momentum in film festival worldwide. 

View an exclusive clip from Let's Pollute below.