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Dam Keeper, The
Directed by
Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi

USA / 2013 / 18
minutes


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SYNOPSIS:
Set in a desolate future, one small town's survival is solely due to a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public, the dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning in order to protect the town. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class, everything begins to change.
BIO:
Robert Kondo lends his unique design sensibilities and passion for storytelling to The Dam Keeper. Originally from Southern California, Robert graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has worked at Oblique Strategies and Angel Studios. Robert's film credits include Sets Art Director for Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, and most recently Monsters University.

Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi, originally from Japan, is a celebrated illustrator, painter and philanthropist. Dice's paintings have exhibited around the world, and in 2009, his first children's book 'I Can Hear' was published in Japan. A graduate from The School of Visual Arts in New York, Dice has worked as a visual development/color key artist at Blue Sky Studios on Ice Age, Robots and Horton Hears a Who! His credits at Pixar Animation include Lighting Art Director for Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. Dice is passionate about charity work and spearheaded both The Totoro Forest Project and Sketchtravel."

MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Lars Mikkelsen
Producer(s): Megan Bartel & Duncan Ramsay
Director(s): Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi
Screenwriter(s): Robert Kondo and Daisuke 'Dice" Tstutsumi
Editor(s): Bradley Furnish
Composer(s)/Music: Zach Johnston & Matteo Roberts
Sound Designer(s): Andrew Vernon
Animator(s): Erick Oh

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