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The AFA Podcast Interview: Remi Chayé (Writer-Director 'Calamity')


We're back with another edition of The AFA Podcast Interviews (twice in one week?-We're spoiling you!) This time Evan Vernon got to speak with French filmmaker Remi Chayé (assistant director on The Secret Of Kells, director Long Way North) ahead of the (online) US premiere of his new film Calamity (aka Calmity Jane) as part of the Animation First festival.

Animation First will host the United States premiere of Calamity  on the Festival's opening night, February 5. Chayé will also be a guest of the festival and will take place in a live talk on February 6 discussing the production of the film.  The festival will also screen Chayé's previous film Long Way North.  Calamity will be released in the US later this year.

 Images Courtesy of Maybe Movies, Norlum and IndieSales.




Calamity Synopsis

Winner of the Crystal Award for best feature at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Calamity Jane is based on the early life of the legendary Wild West figure. This feminist retelling shows how young Martha Jane Cannary fought against a sexist and male-dominated society to become an iconic frontierswoman



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Calamity premiere.

Animation First Festival

Long Way North

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