What would you do if a piece of family memorabilia suddenly got a lot more meaning than you thought?
Jennifer Skarbnik López, (a mexican producer with 11 years of experience working in animation), had an old letter written in polish hanging on the wall. She only knew what it said a few years ago when a friend translated it to Spanish.
The letter was from Jennifer’s Jewish grandfather Ruwen, then 28 years old, written from Bialystok, Poland at the end of World War II, to his little sister Haneczka with the hope of seeing her again.
Having never known much about her late grandfather’s past and inspired by the sense of hope that his words transmitted at such a dark time, Jennifer wrote the screenplay for See You Soon (original title: Hasta Pronto), an animated 10-minute short film combining stop motion and 2D animation.
Jennifer re-imagines the brother and sister letter exchange. We’ll see the brother’s narrative as charcoal memories and the sister’s rotoscope. The stop motion animation place together both narratives, making you want them to reunite even more.
The film has been in development for about a year and had a Kickstarter campaign that still running for 12 days more, if you want to support it.
Among the rewards you can get:
- Customized thanks in social networks
- Digital Wallpaper
- 4x digital postcards from the movie
- Pin from the movie
- Originally designed notebooks
- Writing kit (4 envelopes, 4 letterhead, rubber stamp)
- Totebag with original design
- Mug with original design
- Bound script and concept art
- Private link of the making of
- Private link of short
- Customized prop
- Bible production workshop for animated shorts
- Visit to the studio (or thru skype) during the filming of animation
- Ruwen and Haneczka sculptures
- Short sequence Flipbook
- Personalized special design at the end of the credits
- Watch (or skype) the soundtrack recording
- Original charcoal frame
- Invitation to the premiere 2021