Work in Progress
Lastman (Season 2)

US Premiere of Episode 1 and Conversation with director Jérémie Hoarau

In Person: Saturday, February 12, 2022
FIAF Skyroom

In English • 80 min

Co-presented with Animation Nights New York (ANNY)
Moderated by Yvonne Grzenkowicz, founder, executive director, and curator at ANNY

FIAF is thrilled to present a Work in Progress of the second season of cult TV series Lastman. Director Jérémie Hoarau will discuss the process behind this new season and the important changes he introduced. He will be joined, live from France, by several of the series writers. The event will include the US premiere of the first full episode.

Based on the cult French comic books by Vives, Balak & Sanlaville, Lastman takes place in Paxtown, a capital under the influence of drugs and corruption. Season 2 pursues the adventures of Richard Aldana with a whole new format and structure. 45-minute long and not unlike Akira Kurosawa’s Rashômon, each episode in Lastman’s new season can be enjoyed on its own. Crossing time and space dimensions, the series sheds light on the two same central events and the stakes faced by all the characters using various genres from musical and comedy to horror and fantasy.

Jérémie Hoarau will be joined, live from France by:

  • Didier Crest – Producer
  • Laurent Sarfati – Showrunner
  • Bastien Vivès – Screenwriter
  • Adriana Soreil – Screenwriter
  • Clotilde Bruneau – Screenwriter

Produced by Everybody on Deck (also behind the highly anticipated feature Mars Express).

Watch season 1 of Lastman here.

About Jérémie Hoarau

He co-directed Crisis Jung (2018). He worked as a first assistant director and editor on the first season of Lastman.

About Yvonne Grzenkowicz

Yvonne Grzenkowicz is the founder and executive director of Animation Nights New York (ANNY) and co-owner of the UK/US based animation news site & podcast Animation for Adults.

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    • She has a background in narrative / figurative painting & drawing, character animation and website development. She is a curator of Film, VR, and Games for Animation Nights New York and is involved in development and production of the ANNY Virtual Events Space. Yvonne is a frequent panelist, guest lecturer, program curator, and event producer.