France, Luxembourg 2018
WHITE FANG is a story about redemption or how a wolfhound caught in a spiral of violence becomes, in spite of himself, a legend dreaded and feared to then return to his true nature guided by a couple of humans.
Half-wolf from his father and half-dog from his mother, the life of White-Fang is finely tuned into the laws of nature from an early age. The disappearance of his father and the famine that follows, teaches him the uncertainties of existence. As a wolf-cub, he is brought face to face with the grandeur and danger of Mother Nature that he learns to master step by step.
Meeting an Indian tribe opens the door of a new world that White Fang quickly adapts to.
The world of men, nonetheless, holds for White Fang a danger more insidious than anything he has ever experienced in the Great North. His adoption launches a rampage of jealousy and vindictiveness from the other dogs of the tribe. This rejection and hatred will forever mark White Fang.
Later, civilisation and its vices take hold of White Fang when his Indian master sells him to a greedy and despicable white man. His new owner abuses White Fang to increase and fuel the dog’s rage prior to dog fights that he secretly organises. Kill or be killed, now White Fang must unleash his anger against his victims for his own survival.
White Fang will owe his salvation to a man of integrity who will provide him the opportunity to prove his loyalty and his real nature.
He has also been a guest lecturer at several animation schools and film festivals.
In 2014 he won the US Academy Award® for best animated short film for MR HUBLOT which he co-directed.
Alexandre is fluent in five languages, has lived and worked in seven countries and strongly believes that animation has a lot more to offer than just talking animals.
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Alexandre Espigares
Written by : Philippe Lioret, Serge Frydman, Dominique Monféry
Produced by : Jérémie Fajner, Lilian Eche, Christel Hénon, Clément Calvet
Director of Photography : Stéphane Gallard
Editor : Patrick Ducruet
Production Design : Stéphane Gallard
Costume Design : Antoine Poulain
Composer : Bruno Coulais, Gast Waltzing
Sound Design : Bertrand Boudaud, Michel Schillings, Nicolas Tran-Trong
Animation : François Cao
Nominations and Awards
- European Animated Feature Film 2018