Lauren Wilford and Ryan Stevenson are editors at Bright Wall/Dark Room, a magazine that publishes long-form, carefully considered takes on film. They have been married and collaborating since 2015, and are currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. Matt Zoller Seitz is the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com; the TV critic for New York magazine; the author of The Wes Anderson Collection, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Oliver Stone Experience, and Mad Men Carousel; and the coauthor of TV (The Book). He is based in New York City. ? Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou are the co-creators of the online video essay series Every Frame a Painting. Their joint work has also appeared in the Criterion Collection and on the streaming service FilmStruck. They currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia, where they work in the animation industry.
"If one movie theater trip to the Isle of Dogs isn't enough, you're in luck: A companion book is soon coming to a store near you. The Wes Anderson film, which boasts a star-studded cast and is due for release March 23, is set in future Japan where all dogs have been sequestered on an island due to "canine flu." The tale follows 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi, who sets out to find his bodyguard-pup. In the tradition of recent Anderson films, a gorgeous book featuring original art will be published soon after its release. This one's co-written by film critic Lauren Wilford and filmmaker Ryan Stevenson, with Grand Budapest Hotel author Matt Zoller Seitz contributing the foreword. Through a series of interviews with Wilford, Anderson shares the story behind Isle of Dogs' conception and production, and interviews with Anderson's key collaborators on the film reveal the ins and outs of stop-motion animation as well as many other insights into his creative process. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs, concept artwork, handwritten notes, and storyboards accompany the text." Entertainment Weekly