‘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.