Eight poems, written and read by four and five-year-olds, were animated in a wide variety of styles by artists from around the world. Preschool Poets is a collaborative project helmed by artist and poetry teacher Nancy Kangas and filmmaker Josh Kun. The short above is called Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Crumpy, and Mr. Bumpy. It was written by Alexa and animated by Ross Hogg.
Patouille, My Mum is an Airplane, The Temple of Knowledge and what it’s like to grow up in a library, Le retour, and Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home.
In this film, Alexa’s grandmother anchors her life. So when her grandmother falls ill, everything comes apart, including Alexa’s idea of how to be a girl. She says, “I feel a big mommy-sister.”