WATCH: Loving Vincent Trailer

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES via Loving Vincent VIDEOS via Nolabel on Vimeo and Aaron Rickle on Youtube

Polish painter and director Dorota Kobiela and Academy Award-winning producer Hugh Welchman are in the process of finalising the world’s first fully painted feature film, inspired by the work of Vincent van Gogh.

The film, which began as a Kickstarter campaign, focuses on the life story of Vincent van Gogh, told through his paintings and the characters within them. It features over 94 of the artist’s paintings and the story is derived from 800 of Vincent’s letters, up until his death in 1890.



Ahead of the project, which aimed to train 40 painters to create the work featured in the film, Oscar-winning BreakThru studios explained,Every film you see is actually a collection of still images, played back at a speed that makes it appear to be moving. In our film about Vincent Van Gogh, every single one of these individual images will be a painting in the style of Van Gogh. That means our 40 painters (which we will be able to train thanks to your support) will create 56,800 paintings to make this film.”

Check out the trailers above and below. We can’t wait to watch the full feature!

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