19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022

9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021

Cryptozoo

United States, 2021 : Canadian Premiere
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description

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).

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Sundance 2021
Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival 2021

DIRECTOR'S BIO
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

details

Narrative / Animation / Fantasy

English
95 minutes

credits

Director
Dash Shaw

Animation Director
Jane Samborski

Executive Producers
Gail Flanigan
Dexter Braf
Drew Skyes

Producers
Kyle Martin
Jane Samborski
Bill Way
Tyler Davidson

Screenwriter
Dash Shaw

Cast
Lake Bell
Michael Cera
Alex Karpovsky
Zoe Kazan
Louisa Krause

Official Website 
www.magpictures.com/cryptozoo/

Instagram
www.instagram.com/cryptozoofilm/

Twitter
www.twitter.com/cryptozoofilm

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awards

Innovator Prize (NEXT Section), Sundance Film Festival 2021 

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