Dear Henri, will be screening at the Toronto International Film Festival Kids (TIFF KIDS).
Dear Henri, had its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Uptown on May 27, 2017 and has since been screened at 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 and The Providence Children's Film Festival.
Dear Henri, (2017)
DEAR HENRI, 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?
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