Dear Henri, (2017) is a short film by Matthew Sandager. It combines live action with stop-motion animation to tell the story of nine-year-old Henri who recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him deeply – but could their correspondence continue? One summer day, Henri “sends” a series of letters, as she imagines the magically circuitous route her messages take. Will she ever receive a response?

 

FESTIVALS:

Seattle International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival Kids (TIFF KIDS), New York Shorts Fest, San Diego International Kids Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Fest, Boston Kids Film Festival, Uppsala Short Film Festival, Abycine International Film Festival, Nitehawk Shorts Fest in Brooklyn, The Providence Children's Film Festival, deadCenter Film Festival, Irish Film Institute, Open-Air Weiterstadt Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, Children’s Film Festival Seattle and Portland Kid’s Film Festival. 

CREDITS:

Directed by MATTHEW SANDAGER

Written by MATTHEW BURGESS

Produced by MATTHEW SANDAGER & MATTHEW BURGESS

Cast: KEMARI JOY MCCLARY, SHONDRA FLOYD, JOE SULLIVAN, K. LAMONTE JONES

Music by MATT KATZ-BOHEN

Director of Photography / Editor - MATTHEW SANDAGER

Assistant Director / Digital Artist - BENEDIKT JOSEF

Sound Recording & Design - TAYLOR BRADSHAW

Consulting Producer - ANDREW GITOMER

Wardrobe - PAUL MARLOW

Stop Motion Animation - MATTHEW SANDAGER

VFX - JASON SANDAGER

ADR Recordist - ANDREY NETBOY

Colorist - TRAVIS JONES

Teepee - JAMES BARTOL

SPECIAL THANKS: Reza Memari, James Lecesne, Spencer Schilly, Stuart Hawkins, Joel Sternfeld, Renn Sternfeld, Paul Barbera, Deborah Jackson, Eliza Kurtz, Daniel Kaizer, Adam Moss, Jess Rezendes, James Valletti, Randy Redd, String & Can, Vinnie Roccanova, Alexander Stadler, Marcela Gutierez, Kris Di Giacomo, Ian Cion & Marcus Hay

Dear Henri, Trailer