We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Eloi Henriod, director of the Little Blond Boy with a White Sheep. This film will be screening Friday, Feb.7 at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 at noon.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
My film is about childhood, problems in school, holidays, nice grandmother, sheep and parrot.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
«The little blond boy with a white sheep» was first a comic book for children. It was written by Pierre Richard, a famous french actor. The book is about his childhood. Adapting a book in an animation movie is very motivating for me. The challenge was to enter the universe of someone else using my own sensitivity at the same time. This was really exciting.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
In 2008 I was graduated from a 2D animation school in paris (LISAA). After that I worked like 2D animator and compositing artist in Metronomic. In 2012 I started my first short “The little blond boy with a white sheep”.
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
If you had problems in school and if you like sheeps this film is for you.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
For my film? Many awards.
For me? Many awards and try to continue my work as a director. Because sometime it’s hard.