The Latest • Animation, 25-Jan-2022
A young woman drifts through a series of wintry adventures after leaving her backyard and heading into the woods. A lovely stop-motion animation by Evie Metz and Nick Daly, “Snow Angel” envisions a magical place where you can ride a reindeer, or ice skate on a pond encircled by giant sunflowers. It’s wonderfully handcrafted and carefully detailed, leading with a sweet-natured imagination and sense of possibility. -KA. Creator & Animator, Evie Metz. Creator & Sound, Nick Daly.
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