VCFA is proud to be partnering with Filmwax Radio for a special series of interviews featuring VCFA alumni. The first installment of the series is with the delightfully affable George Nicholas (’18) who discusses his two most recent short films, ANTIGONE and SMOKE N SUDS, which both made the festival rounds last year. In the interview George and Adam cover a range of topics including: Orson Wells, DIY animation, grief unfolding, Hell’s Kitchen in the 80’s, the genius of Michel Negroponte, Moby’s secrets, and more! Be sure to have a listen–enjoy!
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The animated film might as well be a documentary… Like a one punchline joke–it’s my favorite anecdote about living in New York [City]. I was there at a very special time, and of course when you are somewhere at a very special time you don’t realize it is a special time. I’m a huge fan of animation…I’ve taught animation and I know how hard it is to animate. So, like an idiot, I thought, how hard can this be?
-George Nicholas on creating his animated short SMOKE N SUDS at VCFA
George Nicholas is an award-winning New York-based filmmaker and director of photography. Nicholas holds a BFA in Film Production from the State University of New York at Purchase, and an MFA in Film from VCFA. His most recent films include shorts, ANTIGONE and SMOKE N SUDS, as well as the feature film, 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME, which he worked as DoP and Producer. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, Film at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.