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Animated Film from New Zealand, 11 minutes
WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FILM
Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 2, 4pm-7:15pm
Poppy is set on France’s western front in World War One. Two New Zealand soldiers are trapped behind enemy lines. They find a baby in a muddy ditch, under its dead parents. One of the men wants to save it, the other does not. Based on true events, Poppy was written by the great-grandson of one of these soldiers.
About the Director
James Cunningham (born 1973) is a New Zealand film director and animator. He has directed ten award winning short films. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand. He plays ice hockey and is a NJ Devils fan – so much suffering this season.
2010 Siggraph Asia – Best In Show
2010 Siggraph LA – Jury Prize