Eleven Roses

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Canadian filmmaker Pedram Goshtasbpour, for some reason, describes his short film  Eleven Roses (aka E1even Roses) (2008) as a “romantic comedy,” though it is more aptly seen as a 98 lb. weakling tale gone horribly wrong. Pedram, who is someone with whom I’ve had a productive, long-standing correspondence with, shows himself to be a expert filmmaker, with considerable comedic and dramatic flair; the (mostly) black-and-white film effectively mixes CGI and traditional 2D animation and is something I can easily recommend. (The film can be viewed here.)

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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  1. This film was my inspiration to write my song “Eleven Roses” when I saw this years ago on Image Union on PBS. Lyrically, it’s not really combined with the theme of the movie, but it’s what got me writing that night!

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