The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) has given Johnny Coffeen one of this year’s Academy Awards for Student Directed Films for his work on “The Swan Girl.” The 15 minute short is an experimental live action/stop-motion production in the “Alternative” category, and was one of 17 films worldwide to be receive the Award in 2016. In addition to Directing and Editing the film, Coffeen also co-wrote the Screenplay with artist John Frame. Frame is credited for Art Direction, Animation, Score and Acting in the film.
The Swan Girl is currently blacked out on the internet as it makes its way through a cycle of Festival Submissions, but here is the Trailer:
Production Still from the Swan Girl