Commissioned by Richard O’Connor of Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., a Brooklyn, New York animation studio, Maurice developed master illustrations for a short film for the American non-profit public radio initiative, StoryCorps.
“My Aunties” is written by Stefan Lynch and Beth Teper. Stefan Lynch was raised by gay parents in the early eighties. He was cared for and loved by a group of adults, largely gay men, who he called his “aunties.” Stefan remembers the succession of AIDS-related illnesses in his family, including the death of his father in ‘91. Even in the face of terrible sickness and loss, his aunties showed him how to survive and care for one another.
Listen to Stefan and Beth’s original StoryCorps interview.
The animation is available on YouTube.