Before Walt Disney, there was a trailblazing woman at the vanguard of animation. Influenced by folktales and legends, Lotte Reiniger was a tour de force of creativity and innovation: she invented the multiplane camera and created the oldest surviving animated feature. This stunning film explores the life and times of a woman who is finally being given her due.
They make films in Los Angeles as Trick Studio. Elizabeth is a director and a designer who has worked on projects and installations published in The New York Times, Dwell, and many other design publications. She started making films after watching Lotte Reiniger’s 1922 Cinderella and falling in love with silhouette animation. Carla is a director and a composer who records and performs live as White Widow. Her scores have received numerous awards including Global Music Awards, a Music and Sound Award nomination, and multiple HMMA nominations. She recently completed the 2018 Sundance Film Music fellowship. Elizabeth and Carla are currently collaborating on a new feature length documentary.