When amateur filmmaker Krishna Bala Shenoi created an animated tribute to Steven Spielberg, he may have imagined that his idol would see the short clip, but he never thought the legendary director would actually watch his video.
However, less than a week later, Shenoi’s dream came true when he received an email from Spielberg’s assistant on Tuesday. Shenoi’s role model had seen his tribute and was so delighted by it that he praised the 19-year-old student in a handwritten note.
“Your image choices and clever transitions gave your tribute film a real narrative,” Spielberg wrote. “I was impressed to say the least.”