Jessica Albarn recently rose to fame with her extraordinary book, The Boy in the Oak, and we can now confirm the illustrator and artist has teamed up with director Luke Losey to adapt the book into a short film.
It doesn’t stop there either. The short is narrated by none other than Jude Law, scored by Damon Albarn and is produced by Alcove Entertainment, the team by Harmony Korine’s recent cult hit, Trash Humpers which was released by Warp Films.
The film which with its all star cast of contributors sounds a little like the short film equivalent of a super-group, and is an enchanting tale which “tells the story of a lonely young boy and the journey he takes upon discovering an old oak tree in the garden of his family home. The short is a beautiful, fantasy tale capturing the nature of the childhood experiences.”
Artwork from Jessica Albarn’s ‘The Boy in the Oak’ will appear in an exhibition at the Foyle’s gallery on Charing Cross Road, London.
Jessica Albarn’s Boy in the Oak will be screening from Spring 2011.