It’s here! Esteemed animator, illustrator and filmmaker Drew Christie has finished our DjangoFest Northwest animated short. The piece highlights master guitarist Django Reinhardt’s personal triumph over tragedy, which led to his creation of the gypsy “hot” jazz guitar technique.
Christie, a Langley resident, has won wide acclaim for his innovative, hand-drawn style. His short film Song of the Spindle screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2012, and his animated work regularly appears online for The New York Times, Vanity Fair and other top outlets including his much-admired tribute to JJ Cale for The Times’ Op-Docs.
Please watch, share, and comment on this inspiring addition to the DjangoFest NW story. Visit DjangofestNW.com often for new information and updates. Hope to see you at the festival in September!
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