Monday, August 06, 2007

Lilo, Stitch And Sigur Ros

I've gone on and on about the movements of Lilo and Stitch director Chris Sanders, but what of Dean DeBlois, his co-pilot?

He's got another film out soon - in November, in fact. And while I hadn't heard of it until this afternoon, I'm suddenly rather excited to see what he's made.

Heima is to be rather unlike his hula-infused animated debut, however. It's a concert film, showing the Icelandic band Sigur Ros, and reportedly constructed from a selection of very intimate shots, many of them sustained close-ups. Looking at the trailer, I can see that it also reveals a very wide open sense of Iceland.

DeBlois comes across brilliantly on the Lilo and Stitch DVD supplementary features, particularly the feature-length documentary The Story Room.

According to imdb, which doesn't list Heima, DeBlois is also at work on another animated feature, The Banshee and Fin Magee. Don't forget his name.

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