CryptozooUnited States, 2021 : Canadian Premiere
Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, and Grace Zabriskie, CRYPTOZOO follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature called a baku. Soon the cryptozookeepers begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown. The Sundance-selected feature animation is written and directed by world-renowned comic book artist and animator Dash Shaw (2016 CUFF Selection MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA).
Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival 2021
Dash Shaw is a writer, cartoonist and animator. He has completed several graphic novels, such as BodyWorld, Doctors, Bottomless Belly Button, Clue: Candlestick, and the forthcoming Discipline from the New York Review of Comics. His debut feature as writer-director, MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA (starring the voice talents of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph and Susan Sarandon) premiered in the NY Film Festival main slate and played Berlinale, 2017. CRYPTOZOO is his latest feature film, which world premiered at Sundance 2021.
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press for Cryptozoo
"CRYPTOZOO is a hallucinogenic original"- The Hollywood Reporter
"A dazzling and provocative delight"- The Wrap
Innovator Prize (NEXT Section), Sundance Film Festival 2021