Kevin Eskew joins ROY’S WORLD

I am pleased to announce that animator Kevin Eskew has come onboard Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago. Alongside Lilli Carré’s work, his animation will help the Roy stories come to life.

Originally hailing from Indianapolis, Kevin attended the Animation Program at DePaul University in Chicago. He currently lives in Los Angeles. His short film Still Life screened at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. His most recent projects include animated segments for Gus Van Sant’s 2018 film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, a biopic about quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan which starred Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. Check out some excerpts below.

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” Animation Compilation from Kevin Eskew on Vimeo.

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3 things about Kelly Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMEN

Certain Women [2016]

1. At the food court, she watches a teen in ceremonial dress order some Asian food.
2. Sliding open the bar door to reveal a magnificent view. Day after day after day.
3. “No privacy.”

3 other things.

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3 things about Peter Sullivan’s CHRISTMAS TWISTER

Christmas Twister [2012]

1. CHRISTAMS TWISTER. The film’s misspelled title card is the most shocking thing of all.
2. They just stand there and watch Bryan die! That’s no way to get him to ask you out on a date!
3. What happened to Santa?

What a wonderfully tacky, oddly amiable bundle of yuletide trash. On a nonthink level, I highly recommend it.

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3 things about David Byrne’s TRUE STORIES

True Stories [1986]

1. Multiple instances of red drapes.
2. A coffee machine in the bedroom of Miss Rollings.
3. “What else is a field good for but building houses?”

It’s hard to overstate how important this film has been to me since I first watched it at the age of 13. How wonderful to finally have it as part of the Criterion Collection. 3 other things.

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3 things about Richard Curtis’s LOVE ACTUALLY

Love Actually [2003]

1. Hearty rendition of “Good King Wenceslas.”
2. “Now, which doll shall we give Daisy’s little friend Emily? The one that looks like a transvestite or the one that looks like a dominatrix?”
3. He encourages his son to evade airport security.

Bah humbug. This movie’s insights into how love actually works could fit on one side of a fortune cookie slip.

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015]

1. Flung out of space.
2. No bullets.
3. A long pause. “No, I don’t think so.”

3 other things.

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3 things about Ava DuVernay’s A WRINKLE IN TIME

A Wrinkle in Time [2018]

1. Glitter lips.
2. “It’s just a physics thing. The classic slingshot maneuver.”
3. It’s not food, it’s sand.

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