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Oscar-Nommed Timothy Reckart to Make Feature Directing Debut on Sony Toon (EXCLUSIVE)

Timothy Reckart, whose 2012 stop-motion short “Head Over Heels” was nominated for an Academy Award, will make his feature directing debut on Sony Pictures Animation’s CG toon “The Lamb.” Reckart was recently named one of Variety‘s 10 Animators to Watch.

“The Lamb” tells the story of a young sheep whose destiny is to change the world. It’s based on an original pitch by Tom Sheridan and will be produced by DeVon Franklin though his Franklin Entertainment banner. Jenny Marchick will oversee the project at the studio.

“I can’t imagine a more exciting project for my animated feature debut,” said Reckart. “The story is profound and moving, the characters have deep, powerful desires, the pastoral imagery is gorgeous, and it’s a film that can only be done in animation. And I also get to work with DeVon Franklin and the team at Sony Pictures Animation, who have been so supportive of my efforts to develop a bold, creative direction for the project,” he added.

Said Franklin: “I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Tim to bring ‘The Lamb’ to life. He’s truly one of the most talented new visionaries working in animation today, and we are already blown away by his unique storytelling and the creative imprint he is bringing to this project.”

Reckart first drew attention with his thesis film at the National Film & Television School in the U.K., “Head Over Heels,” about a long-married couple who have literally grown apart, with the wife living on the ceiling of their house and her husband living on the floor. Eschewing conventional distribution methods, he recently released “Head Over Heels” online himself.

Reckart is repped by APA and the Gotham Group. Sheridan is repped by APA and manager Jonathan Hung.

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