Yellowstone 88 - Song of Fire has now played in over 125 festivals all over the globe - from Paris to Tokyo, Amsterdam to Hong Kong. It's been shown in Stockholm, Milan, Prague, Sydney, New York, Panama and even here at home in San Francisco to name just a few. This sparkling gem has been rewarded with many accolades for Best Animation, Best Music, Best Voice Over and Best in many international Poetry festivals as well.
Animated by Jerry van de Beek and designed by the creative duo at Little Fluffy Clouds, the story follows the original poem, Song of Fire, written by Betsy de Fries. Yellowstone 88 was that production where it all came together: the story of the fires in Yellowstone Park in the summer of 1988, the poem, the animation, the original award-winning score by Mark Murphy of Secrets and Machines in Dublin and of course the famous voice and narration by Peter Coyote that added so much to this perfect mix.
It took just four people in total to create Yellowstone 88 each winning a number of individual awards and the film as a whole so many more. And what a beautiful journey it’s been - at least twice around the globe and we’re not done yet.