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Join us for a screening of filmmaker Marq Evans’s newest documentary, “ClayDream,” immediately followed by a discussion with Evans.
Known as the “Father of Claymation,” Will Vinton revolutionized the animation business during the 1980s and 90s, creating such iconic characters as the California Raisins and Domino’s The Noid. But after thirty years of being the unheralded king of clay, Vinton’s carefully sculpted American dream came crumbling down.
Structured around interviews with this charismatic pioneer and his close collaborators, along with a treasure trove of clips of their work together, “ClayDream” charts the rise and fall of the Oscar- and Emmy-winning Will Vinton Studios. Documentarian Marq Evans brings to life the battle between art and commerce in this affectionate, insightful portrait of an artist who put so much of himself into his craft.
Marq Evans is an award-winning independent filmmaker. His most recent documentary, “ClayDream,” premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and had an extensive theatrical run in the summer of 2022. His debut feature, “The Glamour and the Squalor,” won top prizes at film festivals around the world and was named one of the Top 20 music documentaries of all time by American Songwriter. He is represented by XYZ Talent Management.
With his wife, Angela, and son, Jude, Evans leads The McCaw, a boutique creative studio. The family business creates film, books, photography, and other unclassifiable works, such as the Cow by Bear dinner party experience. He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a bachelor’s in business administration from Washington State University. He lives and works in Bremerton, Washington, where he leads the documentary program at Olympic College.