SANTA: THE FASCIST YEARS
Director: Bill Plympton
United States, 2008, 4 min
Crew:Executive Producer: Biljana Labovic - Screenwriter: Bill Plympton - Editor: Biljana Labovic - Cinematographer: Kerri Allegretta - Original Score: Corey Jackson - Sound: Greg Sextro
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We all think of Santa as "Jolly ole St.Nick". But who knew that he has a dark hidden past that's very un-jolly? This short film uncovers and explores Santa's flirtation with politics and greed.
About the director
Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. In 1987 he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short "Your Face". In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for a short film "Guard Dog". "Push Comes to Shove" another short film, won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d'Or. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991 he's made 9 feature films, 6 of them, "The Tune", "Mondo Plympton", "I Married A Strange Person", "Mutant Aliens", "Hair High" and "Idiots and Angels" are all animated features.
Bill Plympton's filmography
- GUARD DOG, 2004 (Festival 2005)
- GUIDE DOG (this film is presented out of competition), 2006 (Festival 2007)
- HOT DOG, 2008
- SANTA: THE FASCIST YEARS, 2008 (Festival 2009)
- THE COW WHO WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER, 2010