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Animated Film from New Zealand, 11 minutes


Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 2, 4pm-7:15pm

Directed by James Cunningham
Produced by Paul Swadel

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


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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