FILM FESTIVAL yc
The 2020 Underexposed Film Festival yc has been postponed from March 25 - 28, 2020 to a later date.
Please see our press release for more details.
Online | underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org
By Phone (803)328-2787
In Person | Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC
Working with Paperclay
in partnership with IBEX Puppetry
Yamasong: Working with Paperclay
SATURDAY | TBA | 10 AM – 12 PM
Filmmaker and artist Sam Koji Hale introduces workshop participants to Paperclay, his choice in puppet-making material. Using puppets from his award-winning film Yamasong and others, Sam will teach participants how to sculpt puppet heads for characters approx 18-20" tall. He will also show how to combine Paperclay with other materials, like papier-mache. Sam will also present behind-the-scenes footage and a slideshow on how he created Yamasong.
TICKETS | $15
ONLY 20 SPACES AVAILABLE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | Heather Henson
PRODUCERS | Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo, Georg Kallert, Peter J. Nieves, Rob Schroeder
DIRECTOR | Sam Koji Hale
WRITER | Sam Koji Hale
CAST | Frank Langley, Ratna Rapport, Mark Bryan Wilson, Victor Yerrid
Nani, a patchwork girl, chases a falling star and meets Shojun, a tortoise fisherman and warrior. Together, they journey through his surreal, fantastic world to the star's mountain resting place to discover its secrets. From turbulent oceans to mysterious nether spaces, Yamasong is an amazing Japanese-style puppet experience placed in stunning computer-generated worlds. Set to the music of L.A. percussion band On Ensemble. The story is a metaphor for a journey across cultures and being transformed by the experience.
ABOUT | SAM KOJI HALE
SAM KOJI HALE is an award-winning filmmaker, designer and puppetry artist. Sam’s feature directorial debut is Yamasong: March of the Hollows, produced by Dark Dunes Productions and based on the short film Yamasong, created for Heather Henson’s film series Handmade Puppet Dreams.
Sam’s short film Yamasong played over 30 film festivals, embraced worldwide by sci-fi/fantasy genre festivals like Fantastic Planet, Fantastic Fest and Dragon-Con Independent Film Festival, where it received Best Animated Fantasy and Best Animated Film in 2010. Sam also received a 2014 UNIMA Citation of Excellence in Puppetry for Yamasong, the highest award given in the field of puppetry arts.
With nearly two decades of animation and film experience, Sam continues to produce puppet short films for Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams series, screening in film festivals worldwide, including Slamdance, Newport Beach, Sitges, Annecy Animation Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Dragon Con and Comic Con.
Sam's other credits include art director for the Cartoon Network show Annoying Orange, Disney Jr's Bite-Sized Adventures of Sam Sandwich (lead VFX artist) and Disney XD’s Team Smithereen (associate producer). He also produced Bunny Love, screening at the 2020 Underexposed Film Festival yc.
FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/YamasongOfficial/
IMDB | https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1733696/
VIMEO | https://vimeo.com/yamasong
WEBSITE | https://darkdunesproductions.com/yamasong-out-now/
Teen Book Trailers
TEEN WORKSHOP | BOOK TRAILERS
YA Films | Teen Book Trailers
SATURDAY | TBA | 2 - 4 PM
York County Public Library, Main Branch | Moore Room
138 E. Black St. | Rock Hill, SC
In a World... where teens make book trailers! Do you love books and want others to love them too? Do you love movie previews? Join these two together and you have book trailers! We will learn how to make and create different types of book trailers. Ages 11-17. Register online or call (803) 504-3763, starting March 17. Limit 12.
FREE | MORE INFO