Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family is an animated adaptation of the short story written by noted American horror author H.P Lovecraft in 1920. The film is fiscally sponsored by the non-profit The New York Foundation for the Arts, one of the oldest and most reputable programs of its kind in the U.S and will be created by award-winning independent animator, Einar Baldvin.
One of Lovecraft´s earlier stories, Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn is a macabre tale filled with insanity and death dealing with the tainted ancestry and madness of the Jermyn family line. The story takes place over a period of 200 years in England, The Americas, and The Congo. It follows different members of Jermyn family, and chronicles their fall from grace following a trip to The Congo during the 18th century.
The entire film will be animated as traditional 2D animation, reminiscent of the original Hollywood style seen in the 1920's and the 1930's, fluid, surreal and hand-made. The entire film will be created on paper using pen, ink and watercolor. It will drawn following the traditions of that time but with an added grotesqueness in order to fit the source material.
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Einar Baldvin was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. A CalArts (BA) and USC (MFA) graduate, his animated shorts have played all around the world, including at the prestigious Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb, Stuttgart and Hiroshima international animation festivals as well as the Telluride Film Festival.
His latest film, The Pride of Strathmoor (2014) premiered at Telluride and won the jury prize for best animated film at Slamdance as well as The Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short at the Florida Film Festival and Best Nordic Short award at Nordisk Panorama.
A former neuroscientist, Andrew has worked on films like Fast Five, Bridesmaids, This is 40, It’s Complicated and Green Zone. He is currently a Creative Executive and assistant to Dana Brunetti at Trigger Street Productions (House of Cards, Cpt. Philips, 50 Shades of Grey), and continues to produce experimental shorts and soundtrack scores in his spare time. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College with a MFA from CalArts in Film.
A former Walt Disney Animation Studios producer, Craig Peck now works in the independent animated feature space with such notable producers as The Weinstein Company, Walden Media, Trigger Street Productions and Josephson Entertainment. Craig is best known for producing the animated Disney short, CHALK. He is a graduate of the University of North California at Chapel Hill and The University of Southern California