2020

UNDEREXPOSED

FILM FESTIVAL yc

WORKSHOPS

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.

 

BOX OFFICE

     Online | underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org

     By Phone (803)328-2787

     In Person | Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC

Yamasong:

Working with Paperclay

PUPPETRY WORKSHOP

in partnership with IBEX Puppetry

Yamasong: Working with Paperclay

SATURDAY | TBA | 10 AM – 12 PM

Gettys Art Center | 201 E. Main St. | 2nd Floor | Rock Hill, SC 29730

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

Yamasong

Yamasong Poster_IBEX update

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.

YA FILMS:

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

THEATER

BLOCKS A, B, C, F, G, H

DINA'S PLACE

 at DiGIORGIO CAMPUS CENTER

ADDRESS: 2020 Alumni Dr.

Rock Hill, SC 29733

BLOCKS D, E

YORK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

 ROCK HILL

ADDRESS: 138 E. Black St.

Rock Hill, SC 29730

WORKSHOP

GETTYS ART CENTER COURTROOM

ADDRESS: 201 E. Main St.

Rock Hill, SC 29730

WRAP PARTY

SLOW PLAY BREWING

ADDRESS: 274 Columbia Ave.

Rock Hill, SC 29730

SCREENINGS

FALL 2020

WEDNESDAY

BLOCK A | 7 - 9 PM

THURSDAY

BLOCK B | 7 - 9 PM

FRIDAY

BLOCK C  | 3 - 5 PM

BLOCK D | 4 - 5:30 PM

BLOCK E | 7 - 8:30 PM

BLOCK F | 7 - 9 PM

SATURDAY

WORKSHOP | 10 AM - 12 PM

BLOCK G  | 2 - 4 PM

BLOCK H | 7 - 9:30 PM

WRAP PARTY | 9:30 PM - 12 AM

Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening time.

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Support for this project is provided by Comporium Communications, the SC Arts Commission (which receives funding from the NEA), Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund, York County Accommodations & Hospitality Tax & the ACYC Annual Campaign. For visitors information including lodging, contact Visit York County, SC at 888-702-1320. Support for this project is provided by the Arts Council of York County Small Grants Program, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, the SC Arts Commission, which received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Comporium Communications.



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