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Podcast interview with John Kahrs (‘Age of Sail’)

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In the latest episode of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we welcome back one of our earliest guests John Kahrs, director of the Oscar and Annie Award-winning Disney short film Paperman. Having also worked at such high profile studios at Blue Sky Studios and Pixar, John’s latest film Age of Sail was made for Google Spotlight Stories and launched online earlier this month.

As well as the theatrical version (above) a 360°mobile version has been made available via Google Play and iTunes with the VR versions on Steam and Viveport.

Set on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (played by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues a teen (played by Cathy Ang) who has mysteriously fallen overboard, Avery finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours.

Also discussed in this episode: Skwigly’s Manchester Animation Festival events, the brilliance of Frame Order, Women In Animation’s male allies panel at Annecy, the response to Ringling College’s dismissal of Anime and the upcoming BBC4 documentary Secrets of British Animation.

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@themooks @skwigly Yeah! That's when it becomes << actual magic >>
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@lewisheriz @skwigly That first time you see it move is such a buzz and then you add sound and it just enters a whole new stratosphere.
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@themooks @skwigly I know it's kind of obvious, but I used to see it as 'important but secondary'. I don't see it as secondary any more.
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@lewisheriz @skwigly Sound does bring it to life.
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