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My Father’s Dragon

November 17 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm PST

Composer

MYCHAEL DANNA

JEFF DANNA

MODERATED BY MARK SMYTHE (Composer)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A 

Thursday, November 17, 1:00PM (PT)

From five-time Academy Award®-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers) and Academy Award®-nominated director Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), comes an exquisite film inspired by the Newbery-honored children’s book from author Ruth Stiles Gannett. Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued. Elmer’s adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime. PG | 99mins

Composers Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna have collaborated on numerous projects together including the feature films The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for Terry Gilliam, The Breadwinner (Annie Nomination) directed by Nora Twomey, The Addams Family 1 and 2, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Storks, and Onward. Television scores together include Alias Grace (Emmy Nomination), Tyrant, (3 Emmy Nominations), and Camelot, (Emmy Nomination). Mychael won the Oscar and Golden Globe for his original score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Some of Mychael’s other solo film credits include Moneyball, Monsoon Wedding, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, and Where the Crawdads Sing. Jeff Danna’s film credits also include Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Silent Hill, and Silent Hill 2, Fracture, Tideland, Lakeview Terrace, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10, Montage of Heck, Closing the Ring, the cult classic The Boondock Saints, and most recently for television Guillermo Del Toro’s animated science fantasy series Tales of Arcadia and the HBO Max Original comedy series Julia.

Mychael and Jeff Danna most recently wrote the original score for the animated film My Father’s Dragon directed by Nora Twomey and co-wrote the film’s original song “Lift Your Wings” along with Nora Twomey, Meg LeFauve, and Frank Danna which is performed by ANOHNI.

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