The Buckingham Warrior, a tale inspired by Gary Baseman’s father Ben Baseman who survived the holocaust, fighting the Nazi invasion in Ukraine’s birch tree forests for almost 4 years. Baseman and Director David Charles transformed his father’s harsh reality into a whimsical story of survival and hope, which was animated by Peter Markowski and scored by South-African duo Die Antwoord.
This video was created on the occasion of the exhibition Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open, organized by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
- A film by KesselsKramer Los Angeles
- Story and Characters by Gary Baseman
- Written for the screen and Directed by David Charles
- Music “Never Le Nkemise1″ by Die Antwoord, Courtesy of Zef Records
- Animation Director: Peter Markowski
- Editor: John Squire
- Art Director: Melinda Gorham
- Motion design: Cristiano Trindade
- Producers: Francis Pollara and Megan Percell
- Executive Producers: Eric Barrett and Lanette Phillips