An exclusive meeting with the impetuous creators of Clyde Henry Productions, Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski.
Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski make up the duo that is Clyde Henry Productions, and they’re celebrating 20 years of artistic exploits and productions, each one more diverse and original than the last. Based in Montreal for its cultural richness, the twosome quickly made a name for themselves in the artistic landscape of Quebec’s metropolis and created several partnerships with different cultural institutions, where a variety of works have come into the world under the label Clyde Henry Productions. Heirs of Georges Méliès’s creative and innovative folly, the brazen artists brimming with over-the-top style switched between animation and live action to pay tribute to the magician of images that Méliès was with the film La Fesse cachée de la Lune.
Primarily filmmakers, with their most well-known film being Madame Tutli-Putli, (in competition at Annecy 2007), Clyde Henry Productions has also earned praise for their comic strips, poster art, diverse illustrations, music videos, ads and also for their many collaborations with the crème de la crème of Montreal’s music scene.
Very special guests at Annecy 2017, Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski are coming to present a retrospective on these past twenty years of productions and they’ll also be giving a Masterclass on "Elementa": The Language of Stop-Motion.