VIEW Conference announces the participation of stop-motion filmmaker and pioneer Henry Selick at this year’s conference. In a special presentation, the acclaimed director lifts the lid on Wendell & Wild, his new animated feature for Netflix.
VIEW Conference confirms that Henry Selick is this year’s recipient of the coveted VIEW Visionary Award, which recognizes those visionaries who have a consistently advanced state-of-the-art in their chosen field. This year’s award will be presented at VIEW Conference 2022 in October, celebrating Selick’s remarkable career and groundbreaking contributions to the art and craft of stop-motion animation.
“Henry Selick is a true artist and a visionary filmmaker,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “He has an uncanny ability to draw out our secret dreams and transform them into something unforgettable. His films are dark, beautiful, rich in symbolism, and filled with the most gorgeous imagery. I am thrilled to welcome him to VIEW Conference 2022, and especially delighted to honor his achievements by presenting him with this year’s VIEW Visionary Award.”
Henry Selick is the creative force behind the award-winning animated film Coraline – Laika’s first and still most successful feature – which he wrote, directed, and co-produced; the iconic The Nightmare Before Christmas, which he ran for producer Tim Burton and Disney; and the James and the Giant Peach, which he directed for Disney. And now, in 2022, Selick has just completed his latest stop-motion project, Wendell & Wild, for Netflix Animation. The film, based on his original story, was co-written and co-produced with Jordan Peele, who voices one of the titular characters along with Keegan Michael Key. Selick says his fantastical, scary, funny films are intended for “brave children of all ages” and believes that stop-motion, the oldest form of animation and his chosen technique, is the most magical and timeless.
About VIEW Conference
The international VIEW Conference brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts to share and celebrate the latest achievements in Animation, VFX, and Games. The conference’s vibrant and inclusive atmosphere is designed to enlighten and inspire, with an extensive live program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses embracing cutting-edge thinking on such diverse topics as Storytelling, Virtual Production, Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, VR/AR/Mixed Reality and the Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Rendering and much, much more. The conference takes place from October 16 to 21 in Torino, Italy. The majority of the speakers will be attending in person, however, the event also offers full online access for a global audience to enjoy the entire conference via Livestream.