What is dying? How does it feel? Afterlife is an impressionistic and visionary response to these eternal questions. Based on recent studies, case histories, and some of the ancient myths, the afterlife state is portrayed as an awesome but methodical working-out of all the individual’s past experiences. —National Film Board of Canada
ISHU PATEL is an acclaimed animation film director, animator and educator whose films have received theatrical and television distribution worldwide. His many international awards include two Oscar Nominations, the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the British Academy Award, and the Grand Prix at both Annecy and the Montreal World Film Festival.
Born in Gujarat, India, Ishu Patel graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda and completed his graduate studies in Visual Communication at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and advanced Graphic Design at Allegemeine Gewerbschule in Basel, Switzerland. A Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship brought him to the National Film Board of Canada.
Under the NFB banner, developing his own animation techniques Ishu Patel produced and directed numerous award-winning films such as The Bead Game, Afterlife, Top Priority, Divine Fate and Paradise.
In addition to his films for the NFB, Ishu Patel has… read more