In March 2014, Gdańsk-based animation studio BreakThru Films plans to launch production of Loving Vincent, a feature animated film project co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and directed by Dorota Kobiela. The film focuses on the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh as seen through the eyes of the characters of his paintings. February 6 marks the closing date of the project's fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.
BreakThru Films decided to use the Kickstarter platform to raise funds for training painters to work on Loving Vincent. Over 40 specially trained artists will create 56,800 paintings as individual stop-motion frames of the film. To make this process as efficient as possible, BreakThru developed and patented PAWS (Painted Animation Work Stations), which significantly decreases the painting time of each frame.
Further details about the Kickstarter campaign are available at www.kickstarter.com.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) will use 56,000 hand-painted frames to tell the story of the life and death of Vincent van Gogh, one of the world's most renowned painters. The story will be told as an investigation into the death of the artist. "The story of the last days of van Gogh's life will help us to better understand the artist himself," says Sean Bobbitt, head of BreakThru Productions. Directed by Dorota Kobiela, Loving Vincent will be a co-production between two award-winning production companies: BreakThru Films [Academy Award® for Piotruś i wilk (Peter and the Wolf)] and Trademark Films (multiple Academy Award® winning London-based company that produced numerous films, including Shakespeare in Love and My Week with Marilyn).
In order to begin training painters and enter the next stage of project development, the producers decided to raise funds via Kickstarter. The fundraising campaign was prepared and is coordinated by Marcin J. Sobczak of This Way Publicity. Production of Loving Vincent is scheduled for 2014. The film will have its international premiere in 2015, marking the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh.
For more details about the film please visit the official website at www.lovingvincent.com.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun