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Christmas Day
Directed by
Richard O'Connor

USA / 2012 / 3:50

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Richard O'Connor
There are no singing elves, flying fauna or gifts magically appearing through cozy hearths. Instead, melting snowmen, empty boxes, and -in the too common worst scenario -messy and muddled emotions.

This film is a holiday gift to everyone who has experienced the conflicting sadness of the season.

Back to back winner of the Philadelphia Fire Prevention Play Competition Best Actor (1986-1987), Richard O‚Connor was trained by Jesuits and then Marxists in Aristotelian Poetics. He began his career in the plastic arts with renowned illustrator R. O. Blechman at his commercial production company The Ink Tank. Here he developed his skills as producer and director before moving on to Asterisk Animation where he was responsible for nearly 100 productions including animation for several Hollywood films, documentaries, television productions and commercials. In 2011 he opened Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC and has continued to produce, direct and edit a range of interesting things. He taught at Parsons School of Design for over a decade and has lectured at the School of Visual Arts, NYU and Pratt and written on animation history, theory and practice for lots of industry publications only a handful of people have ever seen.
Executive Producer(s): Richard O'Connor
Producer(s): Richard O'Connor
Director(s): Richard O'Connor
Screenwriter(s): Rennie Sparks, Brett Sparks, Richard O'Connor
Editor(s): Richard O'Connor
Composer(s)/Music: The Handsome Family
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