Animated short ESCAPE OF THE GINGERBREAD MAN showed at this year’s Dallas International Film Festival as was easily one of the easier and more fun shorts to watch. Director/Animator Tod Polson takes the story of the Gingerbread Man and embellishes it with relish taking the little ginger cookie to places we’ve never thought of. Such as a horse race where in the middle of the scene we see human hands moving the figures across the screen because the animator ran out of budget.
A young storyteller challenges the old master in a pub on the Irish west coast. When things take an unexpected turn! Brought to life by Irish comedian/actor Jon Kenny. With original music by traditional Irish band “Rattle the Boards.” The “Escape of the Gingerbread man” is a mad romp through the Irish countryside. As well as a subtle commentary on the changes in traditions, and culture that is happening throughout the “emerald isle.”
The highlight of the film was actually the Q&A that took place afterwards with Polson who recently relocated to Dallas, TX to work at Reel FX.