This French-Danish animated film tells the story of Sascha, a Russian teenager, who sets off on a voyage to find and recover the lost ship of her missing grandfather who disappeared on his way to the North Pole. We follow Sascha on her epic quest to find and her journey of self-discovery along the way.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 12PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall
After a year of training in drawing at ESAG Penninghen and several more between comics, illustration, roughs and commercial storyboards, Rémi Chayé discovers animation. He works as a storyboard artist and layout artist for several TV series like Princess Sheherazade and animation specials – for La Fabrique (Jules Verne’s Amazin Journeys – Around the World in Eighty Dates, A Gift from Selm…). He then joined the layout team for the animated feature The Rain Children directed by Philippe Leclerc (Belokan Productions) then for Black Mor’s Island by Jean-Francois Laguionie (Dargaud Marina). In 2003, after several trips to Asia as a supervisor, he enters the School of Animation of La Poudriere (Valence) where he directs three shorts: Le Cheval Rouge, Grand-Pere (Canal J) and Eaux-Fortes. From there, except for participation on a few shorts (Orgesticulanismus by Mathieu Labaye, La Vita Nuova by Christophe Gautry), he mostly works on feature-length animated films. He is first assistant director and head of layout on The Secret of Kells by Tomm Moore and assistant director, art graphic designer and layout artist for The Painting by Jean-Francois Laguionie, storyboard artist for Eleanor’s Secret by Dominique Montferry and Why I Did (Not) Eat My Father by Jamel Debbouze and finally, director of Long Way North, for which he becomes laureate 2013 of the Gan Foundation for Cinema.