Buckingham Warrior, An Animated Short Film by Gary Baseman Featuring Music by Die Antwoord

MOCAtv has released “Buckingham Warrior,” an animated short film inspired by Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman’s father, Ben Baseman, who survived the holocaust. Ben fought “the Nazi invasion in Ukraine’s birch tree forests for almost 4 years.” The black-and-white short shows off the unique art style of Gary Baseman and features some wild music by the South African rap-rave group, Die Antwoord. “Buckingham Warrior” is currently being displayed as part of Gary’s The Door Is Always Open art show, which is currently on display at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles until Sunday, August 18, 2013.

Baseman and Director David Charles transformed his father’s harsh reality into a whimsical story of survival and hope, which was animated by Peter Markowski.