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When Herzog rescued Phoenix, 2010
Animation, 2:19 min.
Opening August 28
August 29 - October 11
When Herzog rescued Phoenix is the fourth film in the Phonebox series 1-2-1 Video Phone Home.
In the short animated film shot with the iPhone film director Werner
Herzog recalls the time he rescued Joaquin Phoenix from lighting a
deadly cigarette. The film was created using hand drawn elements on
construction paper that were animated frame by frame.
Sascha Ciezata (1977) is an independent animator who creates all of his hand-illustrated work on the iPhone and iPad. His first animated short “When Lynch Met Lucas” narrated by David Lynch won top prize at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2010.
Since then he has built a career with his stylish brand of animation and worked with such luminaries as Werner Herzog and Larry David, among others. Sascha’s work has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Cahiers Du Cinema, USA Today, The Washington Post and lauded by the late film critic Roger Ebert. His animations have also played in numerous film and animation festivals throughout the world including:
SXSW 2012, The 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival, 2012 Disposable Film Festival, The 2010 San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, The 2010 Bommer International Film Festival in Ukraine, and the 2011 eDIT Festival in Frankfurt, Germany.
He lives in New York City.