In 1987, Bill Plympton, now heralded as 'The King of Indie Animation' was nominated for an Oscar for his debut hand-drawn animated short film Your Face. In 2017, animators around the world came together for the 30th anniversary of that nomination to 'Jam' this historic milestone and celebrate his world-wide influence.
In 2003, Ken Mora's first screenplay A Light Before The Darkness, based on the volatile Baroque-era artist Caravaggio won several screenwriting competition awards, gained him representation via the Jack Scagnetti literary and talent agency, and an option from Buzzmedia Network for the feature film to be directed by Heinrich Dams.
By the time rights to A Light Before The Darkness reverted to him, he had completed his second and third screenplays, Magnum Farce, and Ms. Valkyrie. After several near-misses with production of Magnum Farce, he established his own sole-proprietorship production company Bella Fe Films in 2008, to produce the short film adaptation Magnum Farce: A Shot in the Park which garnered top accolades at film festivals.
Cast/Featuring: Bill Plympton
Producer(s): Bella Fe Media, LLC
Director(s): Ken Mora
Screenwriter(s): Ken Mora
Animator(s): Bill Plympton, Dominic Polcino, Miguel Otalora, Jim Lujan, Christophe Lopez-Huici, Joe Cartoon, Mike Schneider, Rebecca "Becks" Wallace, Dani Bowman, Seth Nicholas Johnson
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