Jeff Blyth, director of Disney’s “Cheetah”, is one of the guests of the next IndieX Film Fest live screening, July 2nd, at Raleigh Studios Hollywood for the world premiere of his award-winning short film “Wall-E’s Old Man“.
During the red carpet event, and after the screening of his 13-minute animation short, Jeff Blyth will participate in a Q&A open to the audience to talk about this funny, fast-paced film that explores the origins of famous robot brought to life by Pixar Animation Studios in 2008.
“I started making animated films back in the late 1960s. Over the years as a filmmaker I’ve had opportunities to expand my knowledge and skills in both animation and visual effects, quite often as a supplement to my career in live action for theme parks, film, and television. In my spare time between larger productions, I’ve found great pleasure in creating little animated projects, mainly for myself and friends. Now, working in a single aging computer, my efforts to emulate Pixar films are a perfect example of the Robert Browning quote, “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp'”, states Jeff Blyth.
Jeff is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, the Director’s Guild of America, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“Wall-E’s Old Man” was recipient of the Award of Excellence (Special Jury Mention) in the season of June and is qualified for the IndieX 2022 Annual Awards.
“Wall-E’s Old Man” joins “Old Time Radio“ by Academy Award winner Joel Harlow, “Glass Darkly” by Dave Penner, “Hometown Boys” by Jamie Sutor, and “Once A Sinner” by Andrew Barahona in this special screening in July.