Wednesday, May 4, 2011

on screens now!

It's been a whirlwind! I've been traveling to San Francisco, CT and now PA, but before I write about those things I wanted to share this awesome little movie. Remember the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival I blogged about? Well, here is a new entry based on Where the Mountain Meets the Moon! YAY! YAY!!

It's from Elisa Gall's 4th and 5th grade volunteers at Orrington School in Evanston, IL and it's great! I think it was particularly clever the way they used paper puppets--kind of an homage to Chinese shadow puppets as well as getting around budget restraints of hiring a green tiger and building a well:

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (in 90 seconds) from Elisa Gall on Vimeo.

Isn't that great? Thanks so much, Elisa Gall and Orrington School Students! I'm sending you a print from my etsy shop as a small thank you. I hope you like it!

And I also hope this encourages others to make a 90-second film for the festival. I'd absolutely would love to see more interpretations of my book, as well as other Newbery books!