Persistence of Vision (film)
Persistence of Vision is a 2012 documentary film based on Richard Williams' experiences trying to get The Thief and the Cobbler made. The film was directed by filmmaker Kevin Schreck. Its tagline is, "the untold story of the greatest animated film never made." The film premiered in Canada on 4 October 2012 at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
|Persistence of Vision|
|Directed by||Kevin Schreck|
|Produced by||Kevin Schreck|
|Music by||Adi Yeshaya|
|Edited by||Maureen Gosling|
Kevin Schreck Productions
Animator Richard Williams attempts to finish his masterpiece, a long-term vanity project called The Thief and the Cobbler. Though he did not participate in the making of the film, archival footage of Williams is combined with interviews with his co-workers. 
- Omar Ali-Shah (archive footage)
- Art Babbitt (archive footage)
- Howard Blake
- Richard Burdett
- John Culhane
- Antonia Dewhurst
- Greg Duffell
- Charles Fleischer (archive footage)
- Julianna Franchetti
- Ken Harris (archive footage)
- Roy Jackson (archive footage)
- Chris Knott
- Ramon Modiano
- Roy Naisbitt (archive footage)
- Brent Odell
- Philip Pepper
- Michael Schlingmann
- Richard Williams (archive footage)
- Robin Williams (archive footage)
- Robert Zemeckis (archive footage)
Drew Taylor of IndieWire called the film "a heartbreaking account" and a "Herculean accomplishment". The Globe and Mail rated the film 3.5/4 stars and called the film "gripping". Jeff Shannon of The Seattle Times rated the film 3.5/4 stars and described it as "engrossing" and "surprisingly suspenseful".
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2013||Persistence of Vision||Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Of Festival||Won|
|2013||Persistence of Vision||Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary||Won|
- DOC NYC
- "Doc NYC Review: 'Persistence of Vision' Is A Heartbreaking Account Of A Thwarted Animated Masterpiece". Indiewire. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
- Canada (2012-10-03). "VIFF movie review: Persistence of Vision". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
- Shannon, Jeff (2013-08-15). "'Persistence of Vision': Documenting mystery of unfinished masterpiece". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
- "2013 Audience Awards " Buffalo International Film Festival". Buffalofilmfestival.com. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-10-18.