Still Life with Animated Dogs / Still Life with Animated Dogs
Paul FierlingerUnited States / 2001 / 27' 0''
Europa Cinema, 15:30 h
From his dark days in Communist Czechoslovakia through brighter times in the United States, animator Paul Fierlinger has navigated through life with dogs as his co-pilot.
Paul Fierlinger made his first commissioned animated film in Prague in 1958. He has worked as a freelance animator and director in Paris, Hilversum, Munich, New York and Philadelphia, making over 800 films over a period of 51 years. Sandra Fierlinger studied Fine Arts in Boston and Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1978 and started out as a horticulturalist. In 1989 she joined Paul Fierlinger’s studio beginning as a cel colourist and background painter and soon worked her way up to make an equal contribution in all aspects of film production. The Fierlingers have been working together for 20 years on many award-winning TV films, series and commercials including Dexter for Nickelodeon, Still Life with Animated Dogs for PBS, and the Drawn from Memory.
PBS/ITVS; Paul & Sandra Fierlinger; AR&T Associates, Inc.