Directed by Matthew Sandager
November 12, 2017 11:30 am SOLD OUT
Nine-year-old Henri recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him deeply, and his sudden absence raises the question: can their correspondence continue, and if so, how? Henri is old enough to anticipate what grown-ups might say, but young enough to imagine there might be a way. Over the course of one summer day in Brooklyn, Henri “sends” a series of letters in imaginative ways—nested in the basket of a handmade air balloon, folded into an origami boat that sails into the tunnels under the city—and with each attempt, she imagines the magically circuitous route her message takes to reach her grandfather. DEAR HENRI, combines live action with animation to depict the vivid inner world of a young girl grappling with cosmic questions. Will she ever receive a response?
Matthew Sandager is a filmmaker, animator and photographer based in New York. His work has been widely published and exhibited in galleries and film festivals, in New York and around the world.
Matthew received his undergraduate degree in studio arts from the University of Minnesota and his Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. With a multi-disciplinary approach, Matthew has collaborated with many talented artists in a broad range of mediums, on works including the creation of animations and visualizations for James Lecesne’s critically acclaimed off-broadway play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey and a trailer for Brian Selznick’s newest book, The Marvels.
His editorial work has appeared in Details Magazine, Menswear, Women’s Wear Daily, The Contributing Editor, New York Times T Style Magazine and L’Uomo Vogue (among others).
Cast: Kemari Joy McClary, Shondra Floyd, Joe Sullivan, K. LaMonte Jones
Crew: Matthew Burgess, Matt Katz-Bohen, Taylor Bradshaw, Benedikt Josef, Travis Jones, Jason Sandager