If you smelled fun last Sunday,
you were probably within sniffing distance of the
2015 ASIFA EAST ANIMATION FESTIVAL AWARDS SHOW
at the New School in NYC.
An air of palpable disaster loomed large over the event
when they hired this guy to host the show:
Regardless, the theatre began to fill up quickly.
Perhaps to see a live train wreck.
Dayna Gonzalez and Linda Beck
made sure to start off the evening with a pre-emptive
apology for my soon-to-be shenanigans:
And then it began:
What should have been a
awards show turned into a
ANIMATION ART AUCTION!!!
How else could ASIFA pay for
flying me out first class and putting me up in
expensive 5 star hotels?!
there were some awards given out.
And some great films watched.
But there was also an original sketch by
OVER THE GARDEN WALL:
And an original
There were also hugs.
The winner of
BEST IN SHOW
A great film and Nate's
was well deserved!
We could have talked about
finely crafted films all night,
but an animation awards show was
neither the time nor the place
so we auctioned off a killer
(and 7D boss)
Mr. Willems stepped up to
accept a craft award for animator
Pete List who won for
THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE?!
They had to practically drag Mo off the stage to stop him from
talking about how sorry he is for quitting Codename: Kids Next Door
and becoming a childrens book author.
Or completely the opposite.
I can't remember.
it was a great show
and I had a blast
hosting the proceedings.
And everyone knows that after every great awards show
there's a great party!
LOTS AND LOTS
Was great seeing my first boss
of the illustrious
This proves there was food.
But I never saw any.
I was too busy being dragged into pictures
by ASIFA-EAST president Linda Beck,
who did an awesome job putting together the show.
(with the exception of host choice)
I think she tried to get a picture with
at the party:
Jeez, enough already, Linda.
it was wonderful to be back with my
New York City Animation peoples.
I had a great time and loved every moment.
Thanks ASIFA EAST!
sooper big thanks to photographer
Murphy and Taft Photography
for the great pics!