May 4, 2012

The Boy is Gone

The Boy is Gone
A young boy pursues his dream of being a pilot and becomes instrumental to a nation’s nightmare. Based on his intense and personal memories, Christoph Bohn tells the story of the unknown German community in Belgium. A fascinating journey back in time through animated scenes, never showed archive footage and absorbing testimonies.

Yesterday the Boy is Gone went in to premiere at the Doville Festival in Leuven.
I supervised the 18 minutes worth of animation on this documentary feature. And although it didn't come easy, the final movie made it all worth! The animation is used to re-create memories from the past in a sort of child-like world.
The director, Cristoph Bohn, can be really proud on this very personal documentary! The art direction of the animation was done by the great Steven Hermans.

If you have a chance to see it (preferably in a cinema), make sure you do! It's not you average kind of WWII documentary, for more reasons than one!

Note: A while ago I posted some of the colourscripts I did for The Boy is Gone, they can be found here and here.

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