Director Bio: Magnus Fredriksson (MEET YOUR LOCAL YURU-CHARA) Born on a cold November day in 1977, Magnus fell in love with animation at the age of 5 when his cousin taught him flip book animation.After a short carrier in local TV and a few years in the ad-business, Magnus decided to follow his life long dream to become an animator.Magnus directed his first animated short film, The Red Shoe, in 2005. Since then he has made over 30 short films as well as a number of commercials and documentaries.His films have been screened at Annecy International Animation Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Tampere Film Festival and numerous other film festivals all over the world as well as TV.Magnus have been awarded The Film Kick, Rubus Arcticus, the Irma and Einar Forseth award, Kiruna allmänkulturella stipendie and a first prize in the childrens category at the Northern Character film festival in Murmansk for the short animated film Lukas’ Dad is not a Rabbit.Director StatementAs a filmmaker and artist in a small town, that choose to stay here, the story of Pa-zu hits close to my heart. When I first talked to script writer Lo Lindström, I realized that we had a lot in common, despite beeing from different towns. We tried to capture theese fellings and attitudes in the film and hopefully people from other small towns can relate. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related By festivalforromance Festival driven to showcase the best of romance films and screenplays from around the world. Submit your romance genre screenplay or short film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival View all of festivalforromance's posts.