Detroit Area Native Dan Scanlon Returns for Special Screening
DAFT, in partnership with the Detroit Film Theatre, The Assistance League, and Director Dan Scanlon, will be hosting a special benefit screening of the new Pixar Film, Monsters University. Details of options for attending will be available in the weeks to come, so for now just
This preview screening of Monsters University is happening because of a special connection DAFT has to the film’s director, Dan Scanlon. Dan is a graduate of Clawson High School and has been animating since he was in elementary school.
Dan won his first big recognition at DAFT’s Michigan Student Film Festival when he was just nine years old and he won a few years later for a film called The Last Lap made while he was in DAFT’s Student Animation Workshop. Then as a senior in high school he won another Best of Show award for Andy.
With his strong portfolio Dan earned a scholarship to attend Columbus College of Art and Design and went to work for Pixar after graduation. He has worked there since 2001 on numerous films including Cars. But directing Monsters University has been his biggest project thus far.
Dan will be at the Detroit Institute of Arts for the screening which happens several weeks before the Monsters University opens. This special event is a benefit for 3 non-profits: DAFT, The Assistance League (which provides tremendous support for kids and families in need) and the Detroit Film Theatre.
Details of options for attending will be available in the weeks to come, so for now just: