Help can sometimes be found in the most unlikely places.
What's all the more remarkable is that the cutting-edge studio, which has revolutionised animation through the use of computers, has supplied the British film-maker with hard-to-find equipment for film editing done the old way, with celluloid and adhesive tape.
Loach, 77, is working on Jimmy's Hall, a drama about a communist who returns to
"We could have gone to a manufacturer and persuaded them to make up a new batch - but that would be 500 rolls minimum and completely out of our price bracket," said O'Brien.
Instead, she persuaded the
"It's really heartwarming to get such support from them," said O'Brien, adding that, unbeknown to Loach, the Pixar team were huge fans of his work. The gift came with a drawing of Mike and Sulley - the stars of
O'Brien said Loach was not an anti-digital diehard. But he and his team prefer working with physical film. Five more rolls arrived yesterday courtesy of
The sketch of
sent with the rolls of tape to director
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