Oscar-winning director Patrick Osborne (Disney’s Feast) will present the Google Spotlight Story, PEARL, and talk about the lessons he learned creating his first 360°-immersive film. PEARL follows a girl and her father as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams; it’s a story about the gifts we hand down, their power to carry love, and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places. Produced with Evil Eye Pictures, PEARL breaks new ground for Spotlight Stories in both storytelling and technology. Patrick will walk through the challenges faced when telling stories in VR, and compare his experience making PEARL with previous experience making films for the screen. Patrick previously served as Animation Supervisor on the Oscar-winning short Paperman, and animated on Bolt, Tangled, and Wreck-It Ralph while at Walt Disney Animation Studios. PEARL has been nominated for an Oscar, and recently won 3 Annie Awards for Directing, Music and Production Design for a Broadcast Production.
Meet the Oscar-winning filmmaker, Patrick Osborne, at the Gnomon stage. RSVP to attend for free; seating is on a first-come-first-served basis, so be sure to arrive in good time to secure your place in line. Alternatively, follow along on Livestream and ask questions during the live event using #gnomon on Twitter.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: The Making of PEARL with Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, Patrick Osborne
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Networking
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Patrick Osborne is the creator and director of the Academy Award-winning short film Feast. He also served as Animation Supervisor on the Oscar-winning short Paperman and animated on Bolt, Tangled, and Wreck-It Ralph while at Walt Disney Animation Studios. At Sony Pictures Imageworks, he animated on films such as I am Legend and Surf’s Up. Currently, Patrick is directing Nimona for Fox and Battling Boy for Paramount and Plan B. Patrick also created and is Executive Producer on the upcoming comedy for ABC, Imaginary Mary, debuting this March.