Opening: 19-07-2016 11:00
Date: July 19, 2016
Hour: 11:00 - 13:00
Nassos Vakalis, the award-winning Greek animator who lives and works in Los Angeles USA, presents the secrets of the animation art through the presentation of his recent film "DINNER FOR FEW" that has won over 70 International awards and accolades.
DINNER FOR FEW, 10’ 7’’
Greece / USA 2014
Directed by Nassos Vakalis
Screenplay: Nassos Vakalis
Animation: Nassos Vakalis, Eva Vomhoff
Technique: 3D animation, motion graphics
Music: Kostas Christides
Affiliation: Nassos Vakalis Katerina Stergiopoulou
“Dinner For Few” is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, "the system" feeds the few who consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps. Inevitably, the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic change. The offspring of this transition turns out not to be a sign of hope, but the spitting image of the parents.
Nassos Vakalis is an EMMY award winner animator, storyboard artist and animation director.
He was born and raised in Athens, Greece and studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts in the USA.
He worked as an animator, animation supervisor, director and storyboard artist for many Animation Studios such as DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros, Sullivan-Bluth, Paramount, Future Thought, Animax Entertainment, Roveo, Electronic Arts and Universal/Illumination.
In addition, Nassos has been the main pre-production and storyboard artist for the popular ESPN channel series “Off Mikes” for which he received an EMMY award and an EMMY nomination.
Nassos also wrote and directed 130 episodes of the Internet animated series “Crime Time” which reached 25 million views worldwide.
In the Greek entertainment business he is known as the co-founder and co-owner of the company Time-Lapse Pictures through which he co-produced with ERT and the Greek Film Center a number of animated projects.
Over the years Nassos Vakalis has also produced and directed several animated short films including "Dinner For Few" for which he was won over 70 International animation awards and accolades.
Today he lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles, USA where he works at the Warner Bros. studios