Festival Stop Motion Montreal welcomes Mark Shapiro from LAIKA studios to give a special behind the scenes presentation on the making of the studios latest film; Kubo and the Two Strings. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to discover the hidden tricks and stop motion secrets behind this production and a chance to see real elements from the film.
J.A. de Sève theater, 1453 MacKay Street - Concordia University
MARK SHAPIRO’s diverse marketing and communications career has taken him all over the United States, working in brand development, advertising, public relations, film production and writing for companies including Nike, Town & Country Magazine and Upper Deck.
In 2007, he joined LAIKA where he manages brand strategies, including the marketing efforts for LAIKA’s corporate identity as well as the company’s feature films.
A native of Seattle, Mark attended Emerson College in Boston and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He also completed education studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.
Saturday, September 17: 19 h 30
SPECIAL GUEST - MARK SHAPIRO, LAIKA STUDIOS (Portland, Oregon, É.U.)
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WORD ON LAIKA :
Founded in 2005, LAIKA has grown to occupy a unique and distinctive place in American cinema by continuously expanding the boundaries of the 120-year-old technique of stop motion animation.
The studio reunites a community of storytellers, artists, inventors, technicians, and craftspeople from around the world, committed to fusing filmmaking’s state-of-the-art technologies with a handmade animation tradition as old as film itself.
Their first feature was 2009’s Oscar® nominated Coraline, followed by the Oscar® and BAFTA nominated ParaNorman in 2012. The Boxtrolls hit theaters in 2014, garnering the studio its third straight Oscar® nomination. Their fourth film, Kubo and the Two Strings, is slated for release in the summer of 2016.
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