We had been keeping an eye on the stop-motion/animated feature PARANORMAN since last year. We wanted to open the movie, but Focus Features (the distributor handling the movie) decided to give it to Regal at the Pioneer Place instead of Living Room Theaters. We waited 4 weeks after the movie opened and picked up the “move-over” from Regal. This finally gave us the opportunity to contact our friends at Laika to coordinate a Q&A event with some of the artists behind the movie.
We are pleased to announce that following the 6:00pm screening of PARANORMAN on Thursday, September 27th, Brad Schiff and Georgina Hayns of Laika will be on-hand with art and puppets from the movie to answer questions about the creation of this amazing movie. Tickets are on sale now both online and at our box office. To purchase them online, click here.
As an animator, BRAD SCHIFF cut his teeth on a number of popular American television series including MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, The PJs and Gary & Mike. It was working on Gary & Mike in 2001 in which Brad brought home a Primetime Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation.” Brad’s commercial directing clients have included the NFL on Fox, Nintendo and Samsung. In 2004, Brad animated on the first of what has turned out to be a series of Academy Award®-nominated features that include Corpse Bride, Coraline and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fab
GEORGINA HAYNS has been involved in all aspects of puppet fabrication for stop-motion films for over twenty years. Her career began in the UK, working for Cosgrove Hall Films, Mackinnon and Saunders and Warner Bros. In 1993, Georgina joined Mackinnon and Saunders as an armaturist where she supervised children’s television series and commercials, including BBC Television’s Noddy, HIT Entertainment’s Bob the Builder, Lipton® Brisk® Tea and Puffs Tissues. She also worked on animated feature films and shorts such as Mars Attacks! and the Academy Award®-nominated Periwig Maker. Prior to joining LAIKA in 2006, Georgina worked on Corpse Bride and most recently served as Supervisor of the Puppet Fabrication Department on Coraline.