There’s absolutely NO shortage of great indie film projects out there, especially among the hundreds of IndieGoGo and Kickstarter ideas in queue. One of these impressive film artists seeking our collective financial support is Alexia Anastasio, whose current documentary Adventures in Plymptoons! showcases the brilliant work of Academy Award nominee, animator, and filmmaker Bill Plympton. We had the extreme pleasure of meeting both Anastasio and Plympton in person this weekend at a screening their film at Gloucester’s Cape Ann Community Cinema. This dynamic duo won us over with their exuberance and charm and of course it was a thrill for Suzz to finally meet Plympton — an artist she’s followed and adored since his late 80s debut — in person. She did her best not to gush.
We invite you to check out Anastasio’s current documentary project Ginger Girls: The Secret Lives of Redheads, which now has fiscal sponsorship via Fractured Atlas and is accepting donations under the name “I Believe Productions.” A self-proclaimed freckle-faced “ginger” herself, Anastasio will interview and photograph 500 girls from around the world, all of whom are blessed with natural red hair, in the hopes of capturing their personal stories (their “trials and tribulations of love, youth and successes,” according to Anastasio) and learning what separates these feisty, beautiful lasses from the rest of the gals. Anastasio’s Kickstarter bio snapshot reads as follows: Alexia is an artist, actress and filmmaker. She was featured in HBO’s Bored to Death, VH1 “If you like…” commerical and Vetiver “Everyday” music video. Her work on the feature documentaries include, Editor of “Vampira: The Movie,” Associate Producer of “The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels,” Producer of “7 Deadly Sins: Inside the Ecomm Cult,” Co-producer of “Beyond the Noise: My Transcendental Meditation Journey,” and Director of “Adventures in Plymptoons!,” a documentary on Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton among others.
Learn more about our newfound indie film friend Alexia Anastasio at AlexiaAnastasio.com and explore her Kickstarter project Ginger Girls HERE. We hope you’ll share this post with the beloved Gingers in your life! [And if you’re reading this, Alexia, it was an absolute PLEASURE to meet you on Saturday — we’ll be in touch!]