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‘Soggy Flakes’ Cereal Mascot Spoof Set for HollyShorts

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‘Soggy Flakes’ Cereal Mascot Spoof Set for HollyShorts

Soggy Flakes, the latest project from the award-winning filmmaking team of Affolter brothers of Foreshadow Films (Food Flix), will screen as part of the Kids Animation/Family block at the 2018 HollyShorts Film Festival. The program will screen at noon on Saturday, August 11 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatre in Hollywood.

Winner of the Storyhive animated short film grant, Soggy Flakes tells the story of a group of washed-up, out-of-work breakfast mascots — such as Leon the Liger, Ms. Swheatie, and Dr. Bird Berry — who form a weekly support group to help them deal with the reality of a low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-intolerant world. The chance arrival of Captain Kale, a sell-out ex-colleague at one of their meetings forces the group to re-evaluate what it means to be successful.

The short was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards (Best Web Program, Best Direction, Best Actor) and features the voice talents of Peter New (My Little Pony), Cole Howard (The New Adventures of Peter Pan), April Cameron (The Philosophy of Phil) and David C. Jones as Captain Kale.

HollyShorts is an Oscar-qualifying film festival, with the Grand Prize winner eligible for consideration in the live-action or animated short film category. Animation highlights of the official selection include:

Fri. Aug. 10: Adult Animation (5 p.m.)
The Modern Lives – Bill Plympton
The Box -Dušan Kastelic
Airport – Michaela Müller
The Driver Is Red – Randall Christopher
[O] – Mario Radev, Chiara Sgatti
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez
We Need to Talk About Cosmos – Raphaël Bluzet
Black Dog – Joshua Tuthill
Unexpected Discoveries – James Mabery
Blind Mice – Nicholas d’Agostino

Sat. Aug. 11: Kids Animation/Family (12 p.m.)
Two Balloons – Mark C. Smith
Nora – Mo Davoudian, Farzad Varahramyan
Ian – Abel Goldfarb
The Gallant Captain – Katrina Mathers, Graeme Base
Crossing – Morgan Dameron
Pastel – Mariel Cortés
What Lives Under the Bed – Joey Daniel
Being Good – Jenny Harder
Morfrusis – Santiago Castaño
Soggy Flakes – The Affolter Brothers
Game Changer – Aviv Mano
Hit On – Day Daniells
Visibility – Keenan O’Reilly
Check Mate – Carl Hansen
Rubbish Robot – Ng Ka-Kit, Law Chi-Wai

Sun. Aug. 12: VFX (5 p.m.)
UI – Soon we will all be one – Johannes Mücke & Patrick Sturm
The Beacon – Chris Staehler
Echo – Victor Perez
Pandora – Daniel Ruebesam
The Hermit – Raul Díez
After We Have Left Our Homes – Marc Adamson
The Boogeys – Sanjay F. Sharma
Wide Awake in Bridgewater – Erik Lee

VR Lounge:
The Whale – Jungwoo Park
A Yosemite Welcome – Kevin Pontuti
Peroration 6 VR: A 4D Multiviewers Immersive Music Experience – Fabien Coupez
Racing for Pinks – Stephen Steelman

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