Former actress Ingrid Pitt was popular as a horror film actress during the 60s and 70s. Before she passed away in 2010 she created an animated feature titled for Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest which was based off of her Holocaust experiences during World War II.
Pitt was born in Warsaw in 1937 and the Nazis put her and her family into a concentration camp when she was a very young girl. They suffered unimaginable horrors before making out of the camp and the animated film was dedicated to the horrible time in her life. She managed to get away from the camp when she was eight-years-old.
After she relocated to America she eventually fulfilled a life long dream of becoming an actress. She got to live that dream as well. Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest is now shown in the U.K. and in some select theaters in the U.S. Pitt narrates the drama about her life and finished the narration about seven months before she passed away.
This work is important because it helps to preserve one of the most horrible time periods in the history of mankind and it gives inspiration to young people everywhere. After watching the short film about Igrid’s experience, children will probably receive the inspiration that they need to overcome challenges and difficulties that they face in life. Two-time Academy award nominated animator Bill Plympton is the chief producer of this project and he is assisted by a young and very talented artist named Perry Chen. Together, they both had help to make Ingrid’s story an unforgettable short film that people won’t forget.