"The Shepherd School's production of L'enfant et les sortilèges is being realized through a green screen technology (also used on Der Kaiser von Atlantis this fall) that includes animation effects. We shot the character of the child live in front of the green screen and later added the animations.
The environment and animation are generated by the Houston studio Swagger Film in post production. The process allows for physical interaction between the child and the other characters around the house who come alive.
The story is about a lonely, isolated child who tries to make his life less boring by manipulating the world around him. In the end, when he is unhappy, the manipulation damages the very objects that give him pleasure. As these objects mutiny against him, he learns empathy and tries to heal the objects around him, becoming one with his world. It is story truly appropriate for this year."