The Award-winning CG-animated short film, Henry’s Garden, has landed on DVD complete with extra features including a narrated storybook for younger viewers.
Created by Moon Seun and Kevin Geiger of Simplistic Pictures, the 81/2-minute Henry’s Garden is described as "a simple tale of joy, adversity, perseverence, and the enduring power of nature." Henry is an oafish looking character who takes solace in his garden but is saddened to see it besieged by the unrelenting tide of pollution. The short was produced with Alias Maya, Deep Paint and Adobe Photoshop on Windows PC workstations.
Henry’s Garden has screened around the world, winning Best Animation awards at the 2003 Great Lakes Film Festival, the 2003 San Diego Asian Film Festival, the 2003 Beecher Digital Art Competition and the 2004 Bimini Int’l Film Festival. It was also featured at SIGGRAPH in 2003.
The film is presented in its theatrical aspect ratio, with enhanced formatting for standard and widescreen TVs. The region-free NTSC DVD also features original development storyboards and animated menus.
Seun and Geiger are the founders of the Anmation Co-op (www.animationcoop.org), a non-profit network of artists and animators that facilitates the creation of independent animated ventures by serving as an informal hub of association, resource sharing, collaboration and critique.
To see more details on Henry’s Garden and to order a copy, go to the Simplistic Pictures website at www.simplisticpictures.com.