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Frank & Emmet tells the story of two life-long friends and show-business partners who, after weeks of drifting apart, sit together to have a much-needed conversation. Their friendly dialogue takes a turn when they address head-on the one thing they’ve never talked about: One of them is a puppet.

About the Director:

Carlos F. Puertolas is a Spanish Director and Animator with over 20 years of experience in the film industry. He launched his animation career at the age of 18 and got his big breakthrough when he was offered a position at Dreamworks Animation. Carlos moved to the US where he worked as an animator on movies such as Shrek, Madagascar, and many others. In 2015, Carlos became the Head of Animation on the Oscar-nominated film The Boss Baby and most recently became the Head of Animation on the critically acclaimed franchise Trolls. Outside DreamWorks, Carlos also directs live-action short films through his production company Side Films, which he created with a fellow DreamWorks animator. Their short Call Back was featured on Short of the Week in 2013. Carlos has received several accolades and recognition through his career in Animation. In 2017, Carlos was named to Variety's 10 Animators to Watch, and in 2018 he became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Carlos currently lives in Glendale with his partner and tiny dog.

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  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Northwest Premiere (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana)
  • Director
    Carlos F. Puertolas