- Animated Short Film “Borrowed Time” Directed by Lou Hamou-Lhadj & Andrew Coats
- "Borrowed Time" is an animated short film, directed by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj, and produced by Amanda Deering Jones. Music by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla.
The film was premiered in 2015 at the Austin Film Festival and has played at film festivals all over the world.
The film won several awards such as Best In Show at SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 2016, Best Animated Short at St. Louis International Film Festival 2015, Grand Jury Prize at Nashville Film Festival 2016, First Place: Animation at USA Film Festival 2016, Best Cinematography at Fastnet Film Festival 2016, Critic’s Choice Award at Blue Plum Animation Festival 2016 and Audience Award at Brooklyn Film Festival.
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.
Born in Peru of Colombian and Scottish parents, Andrew grew up around the world before settling in the US at the age of 16. Meanwhile, Lou's childhood took root in the culturally rich suburbs of exotic southern New Jersey. Despite their disparate upbringings, their shared passions for fine arts and film led both Andrew and Lou to study Film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. It was here that they first met, and learned they could combine those passions into the most rewarding of art forms: animation. Kindred spirits in their love for bringing things to life one frame at a time, they both worked on each others shorts during school, and vowed to someday make a film together when the time was right.
Lou enjoyed the next 8 years at Pixar as a Character Artist on WALL•E, Toy Story 3, Partly Cloudy, Day & Night, Brave, Toy Story That Time Forgot, and The Good Dinosaur. For the first 3 years, he and Andrew stayed in close contact while Andrew rose through the ranks at Blue Sky Studios, animating on Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and finally serving as a Character Lead on Rio. Andrew then joined Pixar in 2010 where he has animated on Cars 2, Brave, Toy Story OF TERROR!, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur.
Reuniting at Pixar rekindled the spark to create something together. During their spare time over the past 5 years they have been learning, growing, failing, picking each other up and ultimately crafting their directorial debut, BORROWED TIME.
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