I am a Pencil (Je suis un Crayon)

2015 | Australia | 6 min.

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Shorts: Art
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Drawing, painting, documentary, animation, and virtual reality blend together in this colorful mix of films about putting vision to page (or screen, or sculpture). The prolific and visceral activist pencil drawings of Laurie Lipton, largely ignored by the art world, receive their due in “Love Bites;” director Lisanne Skyler explores the definition of art by following the trail of her family’s Andy Warhol piece over 40 years in “Brillo Box (3¢ off);” a renowned Disney animator demonstrates the new world of virtual reality drawing in “Step into the Page;” and in “MissMe: The Artful Vandal,” a successful advertising art director quits to become an anonymous underground street artist, working in opposition to the world in which she once lived.
Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2015
Runtime:6 min.
Production Country:Australia
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joe D'Arcy


'Je suis un Crayon' (I am a Pencil) was inspired by the three million people in France who marched in support of unity, peace, and the freedom of expression after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January 2015.Whilst the pencil experiences its life, it draws the world 'as it is-as it sees it'. The pencil (like the artist) has an innate drive to create and it will always express, irrespective of whether it is granted permission.