Digital Media Program Contributes to Documentary
Digital Media faculty members Bill Fischer and Susan Bonner, through their company, Visualpump, have been creating animation for a documentary film "Lost Boy Home," the story of one of the Sudanese Lost Boy's journey home to find the family he left behind more than 24 years ago.
Visualpump has created animations that depict the journey of these children through Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya during the genocide of the 1980s. The animation team consists of Fischer and Bonner, with assistance by Digital Media faculty member Brad Yarhouse.
Hank Meijer, CEO of the Meijer retail chain headquartered in Grand Rapids, came to Kendall to record narration for the film. The documentary was produced by Sound Design instructor Mike Dollar and Digital Media students, who participated in the recording and had the opportunity to meet Hank and talk about their goals.
Executive producer of "Lost Boy Home" is Liesel Litzenburger Mejer. Mark Barger Elliott directed. "Lost Boy Home" is being entered into the Sundance Film Festival.