James Franco talks teenage rebellion and creativity in this animation by Julian Glander

Date
2 November 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Julian Glander is the latest animator to take part in the California Inspires Me series put together by Google Play and California Sunday magazine. This time it’s the turn of actor, director and scholar James Franco and the film sees him talk about selling stolen cologne as a teenager, getting caught doing graffiti and how all that rebellion eventually put him on the path to creativity and finding happiness.

Animated in Julian’s signature style with happy, humorous characters and a palette of pastel shades, the film fits perfectly with James’ musings on his colourful California life. Beautifully imagined, Julian’s film is yet another example of the fantastic work the Pittsburgh-based animator has been churning out this year.

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Julian Glander: California Inspires Me, James Franco (screenshot)

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Julian Glander: California Inspires Me, James Franco (screenshot)

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Julian Glander: California Inspires Me, James Franco (screenshot)

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Julian Glander: California Inspires Me, James Franco (screenshot)

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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