The protagonist of Too Late is Edie Sedgwick, a model, actress, and star of Andy Warhol’s films. The film, however, is not about her relationship with Warhol, but the relationship with her toxic father. Her difficult childhood has cast a shadow on her adult life, soaked with alcohol and filled with drugs. The protagonists are depicted in silhouettes, resembling paper 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.
Director, writer, and animator Kinga Syrek was born in 1995 in Krakow. At present, she is a PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. “Too Late” is her directing debut.
Syrek says: “Too Late” is an animated short film based on the life story of Edie Sedgwick – a tribute for the 50th anniversary of her death. The film’s soundtrack was produced by Robert Margouleff – a Grammy Award-winning American record producer and co-producer of „Ciao! Manhattan” (the last Edie Sedgwick film).
Edie Sedgwick was one of the greatest of Andy Warhol’s muses, but also, what is the most important, an artist in her own right. Unfortunately, her life’s path was not strewn with roses, even though she did come from a wealthy and historically renowned American family. Her far-too-brief life was beset with chaos, depression, and suffering.The film not only tells her story with a new and original perspective; it also makes one of Edie’s dreams come true.”