Luck of a Foghorn
Luck of a Foghorn: The Making of Bruce Bickford’s Prometheus’ Garden (Dir. Brett Ingram, 2008, 28 minutes)
Luck of a Foghorn is a documentary featurette about the late Seattle underground animator Bruce Bickford (1947-2019), former collaborator of musician Frank Zappa and creator of Prometheus’ Garden, one of the most original stop-motion films in animation history. Interweaving Bickford’s pulsing, violent, magical, and mesmerizing clay animation with atmospheric 16mm and Super 8mm cinematography, home movies, and sparse interviews, Luck of a Foghorn takes viewers behind the scenes and deep into the garden of Prometheus.
Luck of a Foghorn has screened at:
7 Dudley Cinema, Venice, CA, May 2008
Orange County Social Club, Carrboro, NC, August 2008
Ava Gardner Film Festival, Smithfield, NC, September 2008
Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN, October 2008
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, February 2009
ANIMAC Animation Festival, Lleida, Spain, February 2011
The Animattikon Project, Paphos, Cyprus, August 2019
Featuring an original score by Laird Dixon, Luck of a Foghorn is included as a companion piece on the Prometheus’ Garden DVD, produced and released by Brett Ingram's Bright Eye Pictures label.