An animated short film depicting the life of Edie Sedgwick, model, actress, and star of Andy Warhol’s films. The film, however, is not about her relationship with Warhol, but the relationship with her abusive father. Her difficult childhood has cast a shadow on her adult life, soaked with alcohol and filled with drugs. After an explosive rise and debut in New York’s fashion scene thanks to her forward-thinking style, her fall occurs as quickly due to conflicts in her private life overshadowing her public persona. The protagonists are depicted in silhouettes, resembling papern cut-outs or puppets from a shadow theatre. Their character traits are embodied by animal motifs, to achieve a universal story rather than a specific story; whether or not you are famous, sometimes it is too late to reverse fate. “Too Late” – is a tribute to the “Queen of the Underground” for the 50th anniversary of her death. The soundtrack of the film was produced by Robert Margouleff, who was Edie’s friend, a co-producer of “Ciao! Manhattan” (her final film before her death at age 28) and a Grammy Award winner for his work with Stevie Wonder.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 15
  • Year: 2021
  • Color: colour / black and white

Director: Kinga Syrek

Script: Kinga Syrek

DOP: Kinga Syrek

Music: Kinga Syrek, Aaron „Zeus” Zepeda, Stanisław Saługa

Editing: Kinga Syrek

Sound: Robert Margouleff, Gio Bertuccelli

Production company: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych, Pracownia Filmu Animowanego


About the director:

Kinga Syrek

Kinga Syrek

She was born in 1995 in Krakow. At present, she is a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 2019 she received a Diamond Grant of the Minister of, Culture and National Heritage to fund her study ‘Immersion in animation. Virtual reality as a new tool in the animated film which enables the viewer to identify with the protagonist in the script and feel the protagonist’s emotions’ and the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for her artistic achievement. “Too Late” is her directing debut.

At festivals:

61st Krakow Film Festival, 2021, Poland, 2021 (competition)