Canvas’ Director Frank E. Abney III Talks First Time Seeing Himself On Screen, Crafting “Therapeutic” Animated Short & His Mission In Transitioning To Features

With his first large-scale, ani­mat­ed short, , direc­tor Frank E. Abney III chan­neled the pain of a major loss ear­ly in his life into a work of art. Emerg­ing from a moment when Abney found him­self stuck in a “cre­ative rut,” the film cen­ters on a wheel­chair-bound grand­fa­ther who lives in soli­tude, fol­low­ing the loss of his beloved wife.