(2011 TFI/HBO Fellowship)
Very Semi-Serious takes an inside look at the colorful personalities behind the celebrated New Yorker cartoons. A stylized blend of documentary and animation, the film transforms the iconic black-and-white images into a vibrant comic world. Along the way, the film explores the evolution of the cartoonists’ humor and how it reflects the changing social and political landscape of urban life.
Leah Wolchok is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who recently co-produced the documentary Ask Not, which aired on the Independent Lens series on PBS in 2009. Her award-winning short films have played... more»
Davina Pardo is a New York-based filmmaker. Her short documentaries Birdlings Two and Yesterday In Rwanda premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to screen at dozens of... more»