Book Trailer Thursday: If You Knew Then What I Know Now

Every essayist should be fortunate enough to know a filmmaker like Tucker Capps. Capps’ trailer (or short film, really) for Ryan Van Meter’s If You Knew Then What I Know Now (Sarabande, 2011) is a beautiful thing. Using techniques I can’t even begin to guess at, the film is one part animation and one part live action, and breaks your heart in just under three minutes flat.



About the Author:

Dan Kraus is Booklist's Editor of Books for Youth. He is also the producer and director of numerous feature films, most notably the documentary Work Series, and the author of several YA novels, including Rotters and Scowler, both of which won the Odyssey Award. Follow him on Twitter at @DanielDKraus.

2 Comments on "Book Trailer Thursday: If You Knew Then What I Know Now"

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  1.' Sarah Gorham says:

    The film is a superb introduction to a beautiful, must-read book. Thank you for posting!

  2.' Julia Drake says:

    Love that trailer. Another gem, created by Tucker Capps, is his trailer for “Marry or Burn: Stories” by Valerie Trueblood. Can’t wait what he’ll do next.

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