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 2010 Official Selection, film index

The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion

The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Max is a 7-year-old deaf boy growing up in the 1960s. One day he goes on a school trip to the zoo where he sees a lion for the first time. A feeling begins to grow inside him that will change his life forever.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion

    Directed by: Alois DI LEO

    Alois Di Leo was born in Lima, Peru, and grew up in São Paulo, Brasil, where he founded the SINLOGO Animation studio. He graduated from the NFTS in London with an MA in Animation Direction. His 2010 graduation film "The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion" was selected at several festivals around the world, including Cannes, Hiroshima, Annecy, São Paulo, and won a few awards, notably the Lotte Reiniger Award at Stuttgart. He is currently writing his first feature film.

    Country: United Kingdom

    Year of production: 2010

    Running time: 08 min 40 s

  • Technique

    Category: Graduation film

    Techniques used: 2D Computer,

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Alois DI LEO

    Production: NFTS - NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL, Polly STOKES

    Artistic direction: Alois Di Leo

    Script: Jérémie Dubois

    Graphics: Sophie Neil

    Camera: Benoit Soler

    Music: Paul Pringle

    Sound: Luis Fernández Garcia

    Editing: Esben B.W. Askgaard