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The AFA Podcast Interview: Lost and Crowned, Minor Accident Of War and Devil May Care


Welcome to another exciting instalment of The AFA Podcast's Interview series.  We've got a double bill for you this time, as Evan Vernon spoke with the people behind two of the shorts that are eligible to be nominated for this year's Best Animated Short category at The Oscars, as well as the Annies and other major awards.

First Evan spoke with Amanda Miller of Psyop Studios, executive producer of the short Lost and Crowned, based on the popular mobile game Clash Of Clans that has had over 45 million views on YouTube. Amanda talks about her career so far and how the short came to be. Amanda is also the producer on upcoming adult animated comedy Devil May Care featuring Alan Tudyk, premiering on SyFy's adult animation block TZGZ on February 6 ar midnight- so we also learn all about that!

Then (from 0:19:30) Evan spoke with Diane Weis and animator Piotr Kabat about their short film Minor Accident Of War, which has also qualified for The Oscars. The film adapts a poem written by award winning poet and social activist Edward Field, based on his true life experience during World War II, when his crew crashed into the North Sea during a bombing raid on Nazi Germany.


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Lost and Crowned

Amanda Miller

Directed by Borja Peña Gorostegui


Devil May Care 



Minor Accident Of War

Diane Weis

Piotr Kabat 


Minor Accident of War from Minor Accident of War on Vimeo.