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DEAR, SWEET EMMA - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: John Cernak

United States, 2003, 5 min

Festival Year:2004


Cast:Gene Johnson (voice)

Crew:Producers: Out of Our Minds Animation Studios - Screenwriter, Editor: John Cernak - Animation, Cinematography: John Cernak & Danny Oakley - Sound: Danny Oakley - Story Boards: Keith Hobgood - Modeler: Rebecca Cernak

Sales:Out of Our Minds Animation Studios Inc., 864 West Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 USA - T: 336-724-1803 - F: 336-724-1804


As the search is given up for Emma's latest husband, Tucker, a private look reveals that Emma has a secret and uncontrollable darkside. The sweetest angel and favorite citizen of Fishtickle would indeed pose an uncomfortable dilemma for all if her problem were ever found out.

About the director

John Cernak: Prior to becoming a digital animator, his professional career was that of an award-winning graphic artist, proficient in graphic design, photography and illustration. These traditional art skills have allowed for an understanding of composition, lighting and image-based story telling, which now serve as the foundation of his animation career.

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John Cernak's filmography


W. Keith Hobgood will be representing Out of Our Minds Animation Studios and the film "Dear, Sweet Emma". Keith is the most senior staff member and the lead concept and storyboard artist. He is one of the five artists that worked on Emma, and the perfect person to answer questions during Q&A.

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