Daniel Bruson Animates “Me” by Ja’Lantea, aka J-Money
Sao Paulo designer/director Daniel Bruson, whose 2015 film for NSPCC called “Pete’s Story” still breaks my heart with every viewing, takes a sweeter turn here animating the flow of a Preschool Poet.
Daniel Bruson: “Preschool Poets is a series of short animated films based on poems composed by four and five year olds.
“Conceived and produced by artist and poetry teacher Nancy Kangas and filmmaker Josh Kun, the project is based on Nancy’s work teaching preschoolers to write poetry at Columbus Early Learning Center, in Ohio.
“She’s picked eight beautiful, startling poems to be recited by the children themselves and adapted by animation artists from around the world.
“I was invited to interpret the poem “Me”, by Ja’Lantea, in which he feels a new day should come with his new name: J-Money. I was amazed by the power of these kids’ words and so glad to be part of a such unique project.”
Written and Performed by Ja’Lantea
Animation Direction: Daniel Bruson
Creative Direction: Nancy Kangas, Josh Kun
Production: Nancy Kangas, Daniel Bruson
Thanks To: Talita Annunciato