Today's Mail Order Interview is with an artist that I admire immensely. Her name is Julia Pott and she is a force to reckoned with. Julia is an animator from Brooklyn, New York who was named on the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. Her style is unique and beautiful and her animations are both poignant and humorous examinations of human nature. She's worked with the likes of MTV, Chronicle Books, The Decemberists, and Etsy (to name a few) and her recent animation, "Belly" was chosen as this year's selection at Sundance Film Festival.
The first animation by Julia that ever had the pleasure of seeing was "My First Crush". I fell in love with it immediately. How could I not? Julia combined real audio interviews with quirky animation (of animals!) to tell people's stories of their first crushes. The result is a heart-wrenching, hilarious, visually striking 3 minutes and 51 seconds that is not soon to be forgotten. Check it out here!
I was so thrilled when Julia agreed to do a Mail Order Interview for my blog. I knew that her interview would be amazing because, well, she is! So, allow me to present to you today's Mail Order Interview with the fabulous Julia Pott!