Kate Isenberg’s “Dear Death” Receives Honors
|Workshop alum Kate Isenberg (’15) won a 2015 NATO of CA/NV UCLA Fellowship in Film award in Animation. She used the Award to fund her 7-minute, animated thesis short film “Dear Death” which will be screened at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival in February.
Winning the fellowship from NATO has given fresh legs to Isenberg’s longtime dream: turning her Stewball comics into an animated series for teens and adults. Since she completed Dear Death in 2016, the film has begun traveling the festival circuit. Premiering at Animaze in Montreal and scheduled for appearances in San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, Stewball has come a long way from her first sketch. Visit Dear Death movie for the full story.
NATO of California/Nevada has renewed its commitment to the NATO of CA/NV – UCLA Fellowship in Film for 2017 and will once again award $10,000.00 grants to five deserving UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television film students. Since the inception of this award in 2004 NATO has provided $488,000.00 to UCLA Fellows.
Visit NATO’s web site to learn more about Kate Isenberg, meet Stewball, view a trailer of “Dear Death” and to discover the path of an animated feature from creation into your theatres.