Academy Award for The Swan Girl

An artist is mysteriously held captive in a workshop where he creates complex characters in an attempt to communicate with his past. World premiered at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption and earned a 2016 Student Academy Award. Production Design: John Frame.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  has given Johnny Coffeen one of this year’s Academy Awards for Student Directed Films for his work on “The Swan Girl.”  The 15 minute short is an experimental live action/stop-motion production in the Alternative category,  and was one of 17 films worldwide to be receive the Award in 2016.  This was Coffeen’s MFA film at the David Lynch Film School.  In addition to Directing and Editing the film, Coffeen co-wrote the Screenplay with artist John Frame. Frame is credited for Production Design, Animation, Score and Acting in the film.

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