139: 'Piper' and 'Borrowed Time' filmmakers on their Oscar-nominated shorts


In this episode, I chat with Pixar artists Alan Barillaro & Marc Sondheimer ("Piper") and Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj ("Borrowed Time"). Both pairs are up for the Best Animated Short Oscar on Sunday.

"Piper" is the only official Pixar film between the two -- it was paired with "Finding Dory" last summer. "Borrowed Time" is an independent short that Coats and Hamou-Lhadj made on their own (but with lots of Pixar and Pixarian support) over five years.

You can purchase both "Piper" and "Borrowed Time" on iTunes. 

Alan Barillaro is the writer/director of the Pixar short, "Piper." Image courtesy Pixar.

Alan Barillaro is the writer/director of the Pixar short, "Piper." Image courtesy Pixar.

Marc Sondheimer is the producer of the Pixar short, "Piper." Image courtesy Pixar.

Marc Sondheimer is the producer of the Pixar short, "Piper." Image courtesy Pixar.

A still from the Pixar short, "Piper." Image courtesy Pixar.

A still from the Pixar short, "Piper." Image courtesy Pixar.


Lou Hamou-Lhadj (left) and Andrew Coats are the directors of the independent short, "Borrowed Time." Image courtesy Quorum Films.

Lou Hamou-Lhadj (left) and Andrew Coats are the directors of the independent short, "Borrowed Time." Image courtesy Quorum Films.

A still from the independent short, "Borrowed Time." Image courtesy Quorum Films.

A still from the independent short, "Borrowed Time." Image courtesy Quorum Films.

A still from the independent short, "Borrowed Time." Image courtesy Quorum Films.

A still from the independent short, "Borrowed Time." Image courtesy Quorum Films.


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