Hallie Bahn collects old letters, and she has more than 200 individual missives in her collection. Often times, she has a packet of letters that are all from the same person: the mother of a soldier in World War I; a housewife writing to her husband who’s a traveling salesman. Hallie enjoys the enigmatic quality of these letters. She tries to piece together the lives of the letter writers, and, as an artist, she uses their stories as inspiration for her stop-motion animations.
Keep an eye out for our bonus episode, coming October 15, in which two actors will read from some of the letters.
And here are some of Hallie’s stop-motion animations, which we love!!
Here’s Hallie’s charcoal stop-motion based on Mae’s letters: