Brandon Oldenburg, William Joyce
Alissa Kantrow, Lampton Enochs, Trish Farnsworth-Smith
Inspired in equal measures by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, Morris Lessmore is a story about people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.
He has written and illustrated 50 best selling and classic children’s books and written, produced or designed a number of feature films for 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks and Disney.
He is an award-winning film director, illustrator and designer. His films won an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards and multiple Cannes Lions.
Academy Award: Best Animated Short
1st Adult Jury Prize and 2nd Children’s Jury Prize, Animated Shorts: Chicago Int’l Children’s Film Fest
Best Animated Short: Austin Film Fest
Best Animated Film: Tacoma Film Fest
Curator’s Choice Award for Animation: Burbank Int’l Film Fest
Best in Show: SIGGRAPH
Best Short Film for Kids: Traverse City Film Fest
Audience Favorite: Animated Shorts: Palm Springs Int’l Film Fest
Golden Space Needle Award for Best Short Film: Seattle Int’l Film Fest
Special Jury Prize for Imaginative Storytelling: Nashville Film Fest
Audience Award, Best Short: Florida Film Fest
Best Animated Short: Cleveland Int’l Film Fest
Best Animated Short: Cinequest Film Fest
Audience Favorite Goujon Caille Award: Cinema on the Bayou