Last week I made sure to sneak in time to see the nominated shorts for 2013, both animated and live-action. I'm pretty sure they're still playing at Tiff Lightbox Theatre -- I highly recommend going! In between each film, previous winners talked about their process and gave advice. Last year's winning authors of the film The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore explained that making a movie takes a long time...longer than you thought it would take (this is when my friend sitting next to me poked me in the ribs). Yes, this is a long process, but there there is daily progress.
Today, I received an email from a Bata representative forwarding me photos of the factory in Picton where my grandmother worked:
So...it's happening. Slowly but surely. I've been patient and things are working for me. Pieces of my grandmother's puzzle are coming together.