Summer Retreat

Jeff Scher’s short film, “Summer Retreat”, is one of the nominations for best animated film in the 2010 Webbys. Scher’s animated oil pastels and watercolors appeared originally on his regular New York Times column in August 2009. Voting will be closing shortly on the Webby video awards.

Summer Retreat by Jeff Scher

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Jeff Scher worked with William Hopper and Harry Teitelman, former students from N.Y.U. See Scher’s comments on the film at the New York Times. Music is by Shay Lynch.

Jeff Scher is a painter and experimental filmmaker. His work is in the permanent collection of numerous museums, among them the Museum of Modern Art, and has been screened at film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival. He has also created work for HBO, PBS, the Sundance Channel and, most recently, a music video for Bob Dylan’s track “Caught in the Act”. Mr. Scher teaches at the School of Visual Arts and at N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts.

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