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Alibi Illustrator and PJ Men Selected for Sundance Film Festival!

Still from “One Square Mile of Earth”
Jeff Drew Pictures
Still from “One Square Mile of Earth”

The Sundance Institute announced its short film program for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and Alibi illustrator and graphic designer Jeff Drew made the esteemed list. (According to Sundance, “This year's international short films were selected from a record 2,588 submissions.”) He animated and directed “One Square Mile of Earth,” the anointed entry. (See all of Jeff’s illustrated, animated and musical projects at JeffDrewPictures.com.)

His anthropomorphic animal comedy was co-written by Mark Chavez and Shenoah Allen, better known as The Pajama Men, who are in London right now with their original comedy show The Last Stand to Reason. (Read fresh interviews with them in The Guardian and The Times.) “I was the guy in the audience calling out locations,” says Jeff of his job in the improv-based, living room writing sessions. “It’s ‘A PJ/JDP Joint.’ Just like Spike Lee! ... Just kidding!” Jeff tells me this as he simultaneously designs 20,000 ads and the cover for the Alibi issue going to press today.

“OSMO” stars Gary the frog and Bill the bunny
Jeff Drew Pictures
“OSMO” stars Gary the frog and Bill the bunny

This isn’t the first time Jeff’s been to Sundance. His "Walk" animated short screened there in 2002. It’s proof that once you go JD, you never stop craving the flavor. (Or, at least, you crave it once every eight years.)

The 2010 Sundance Film Festival takes place Jan. 21-31 in ice-cold Park City, Utah.

Thad the bear has the woodland hots for Lucy the goat
Jeff Drew Pictures
Thad the bear has the woodland hots for Lucy the goat
 

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