Dear Henri (2017)
Dear Henri, had its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 27, 2017. It was also selected for the New York Shorts Fest and screened at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on May 30, 2017.
DEAR HENRI is a short film by Matthew Sandager. It combines live action with stop-motion animation to tell the story of nine-year-old Henri who recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. One summer day, Henri “sends” a series of letters to her grandfather and imagines the magically circuitous route her messages take. Will she ever receive a response?
Directed by MATTHEW SANDAGER
Written by MATTHEW BURGESS
Produced by MATTHEW SANDAGER & MATTHEW BURGESS
Cast: KEMARI JOY MCCLARY, SHONDRA FLOYD, JOE SULLIVAN, K. LAMONTE JONES
Music by MATT KATZ-BOHEN
SPECIAL THANKS: Reza Memari, James Lecesne, Spencer Schilly, Stuart Hawkins, Joel Sternfeld, Renn Sternfeld, Paul Barbera, Deborah Jackson, Eliza Kurtz, Daniel Kaizer, Adam Moss, Jess Rezendes, James Valletta, Randy Redd, String & Can, Vinnie Roccanova, Alexander Stadler, Marcela Gutierez, Kris Di Giacomo, Ian Cion & Marcus Hay.