Topaz Diary: Re-visited

Above: Rough concepts from "Topaz Diary."

Last spring I received a small grant to continue development on my next short film, "Topaz Diary."  As discussed in an earlier post, the film follows the life of Fred Hoshiyama, his experiences in the Topaz concentration camp; and how that experience changed the course of his life, and the lives of thousands of children.  Topaz is a serious documentary, but charged with the visual poetry that only animation could give. I hope to present several dozen concept paintings this fall for further film funding.

Images © 2011 Tod Polson


  1. love the mood in that second one especially

  2. Hi Tod, these are all really nice. The texture is cool.

  3. beautiful illustrations.Lovely colours and mood,fantastic.