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by Indiewire
December 10, 2012 12:26 PM
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Congrats to 'Tyrus Wong,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

Thanks to your votes, the documentary about Hollywood concept artist "Tyrus Wong: Brushstrokes in Hollywood" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

Congratulations to "Tyrus Wong: Brushstrokes in Hollywood" director Pamela Tom. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and the film is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a consultation from the Tribeca Film Institute.
 
Here's what the project's about:
 

"Tyrus Wong: Brushstrokes in Hollywood" is a documentary feature that examines the life and work of pioneering Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong. The film tells the story of how a young boy from Southern China overcame a life of poverty and racial discrimination to become a celebrated illustrator, painter, lithographer, kite maker, Hollywood sketch artist, and Disney Legend. "Brushstrokes in Hollywood" unveils the unique blend of influences that shaped Tyrus Wong and his art – from his passion for the bold art of the Sung dynasty to his work as a depression-era muralist, California watercolor painter and Hollywood set illustrator.

View the project's page here.
 

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3 Comments

  • Yoda | December 12, 2012 2:34 AMReply

    most worthy this is... an artist, indeed. hm.. mmmm.

  • Lani | December 10, 2012 5:42 PMReply

    This is a man like no other! At 102 years of age, he is out flying his hand-made kites and laughing with the gusto of a child. From fine animation to fine art paintings, from studio storyboard artist to greeting card designer, to muralist and much more, Tyrus is a guy everyone should meet; and with this film, we'll all get a chance to share in the unparalleled wonder who is Tyrus Wong!

  • Paul Kim | December 10, 2012 1:40 PMReply

    A most worthy film, and a most worthy artist.