I Met The Walrus

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 12, 19:00 and Saturday, June 14, 21:00 (SWEET)


Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 5’10“
Category: Animation

Director: Josh Raskin
Screenplay: Josh Raskin
Animation: Josh Raskin
Pen Illustrator: James Braithwaite
Computer Illustrator: Alex Kurina
Producer: Jerry Levitan

Synopsis: In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck and a head full of questions, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview. This was in the midst of Lennon’s „bed-in“ phase, during which John and Yoko were staying in hotel beds in an effort to promote peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it.

Festivals & Awards: San Francisco Shorts USA 2007 (Director’s Special Recognition), Platform International Animation Festival USA 2007 (Best Sound Design), Middle East International Film Festival Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 2007 (Best Animation), Brooklyn International Fim Festival USA 2007 (Spirit Award), Winnipeg International Film Festival Canada 2007 (Outstanding Animation), Odense Film Festival Denmark 2007 (International Special Mention), 10 Or Less Film Festival Oregon USA 2007 (Best Animation), AFI Fest Los Angeles Film Festival USA 2007 (Best Animated Short), NYC Shorts USA 2007 (Best Animtion), Ottawa International Animation Festival Canada 2007(Best Canadian Animation, Honorary Mention, Best Animation), Los Angeles International Short Film Festival USA 2008, True False Film Festival USA 2008, NEMO Film Festival Paris France 2008, Cleveland International Film Festival USA 2008, Quebec Festival de Cinema des Trois Ameriques Canada 2008, Sundance Film Festival 2008, International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2008, Hawaii International Film Festival 2008, Manhattan Short Film Festival USA 2008, AFFest Cleveland USA 2008, Red Rope Screening USA 2008, Red Stick International Animation Festival USA 2008, Nashville Film Festival USA 2008, Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival UK 2008, Ashland Independent Film Festival USA 2008, Cinematheque Quebecoise USA 2008, Viewfinders International Film Festival for Youth USA 2008, Vail Film Festival USA 2008, Rooftop Film Festival Brooklyn USA 2008, „ANIMA 07“ Argentina 2008, Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival Brazil 2008, CFC Worlwide Short Film Festival Toronto Canada 2008, Ann Arbour Film Festival USA 2008, Starz Denver Film Festival USA 2007, Swerve Festival USA 2007, International Kortfimfestival Lueven Belgium 2007, Asiana International Short Film Festival Korea 2007, Interfilm Berlin Germany 2007, International Film Festival Cannes France 2007, Etiuda & Anima Poland 2007, International Animation Festival Ottawa USA 2007, Vancouver International Film Festival Canada 2007, Marfa Film Festival USA 2007, Atlantic Film Festival Canada 2007, Calgary International Film Festival Canada 2007, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona Spain 2007, Tallgrass Film Festival USA 2007, LA Shorts Fest USA 2007, Quickdraw Animation Society GIRAF3 Toronto Canada 2007, New York United Film Festival USA 2007, Austin Film Festival USA 2007, Philadelphia Film Festival USA 2007, IndieLisboa Portugal 2007, Best of Fest Indie Express USA 2007, Tabacalera Film Festival Spain 2007, !fistanbul Turkey 2007

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