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In 2010, Mr Rich began filming a non-fiction movie entitled Actor?, which explores the acting craft through the eyes of Ed Asner, Dee Wallace and numerous others.
From the start, David Rich intended large sections of the non-fiction movie to have a complementary animated story weaving around the live-action ...
Actor? is filled with entertaining interviews, but the animated sections make it considerably different from your garden-variety documentary.
I asked Mr. Rich how the animated sequences were put together, and he informed me that a Michigan studio (where entertainment tax subsidies occur in abundance) performed the work. There were twenty animators, designers and technicians on the film from start to finish, and production took approximately a year.
There's not a lot of long-form indie animated product out there, but Actor is one of them.