Two little girls from different ethnic families have little in common until they join the girl guides and share activities. Common Good is a Canadian directing collective run by Anthony Burns, Jamie Webster and Eric Makila.
Oscar winning animator Chris Landreth tackles the difficult subject of depression. The story takes us into the relationship between a man and a woman trapped in a spiral of mutual destruction after 26 years of marriage. The Spine continues Landreth’s pursuit of a twisted, beautiful and highly original visual aesthetic, using digital imagery to create… Read More »
It is based on the catchy song “The Log Driver’s Waltz” by Wade Hemsworth, sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. It tell how a young girl loves to dance with a log driver because driving logs down the river has made him light footed. Directed and animated by John Weldon. Executive producer Derek Lamb.
Marv Newland animates the story of three heads who share a single body. The heads live in perfect harmony until one of them begins to have a mind of its own. The film playfully explores how we’re all “connected” but at the same time need to think for ourselves and respect differences. This film is… Read More »
This is a gentle tale about mortality that works in subliminal ways. An old man is visited by Death at his home and he has to delve deep to secure more time for himself. Does he have the strength to find the answers he needs? Based on a story by Richard Kennedy.
Caroline Leaf etched the drawings directly onto tinted 70 mm film. The story is about two sisters: Viola, who writes novels in a dark room, and Marie, her only companion. Viola is disfigured and relies on her sister to take care of her. When a stranger turns up at their door, the sisters’ quiet lives… Read More »
Wendy Tilby’s film paints a vivid portrait of two strangers intimately linked by the shared ceilings, floors and plumbing of their apartments. When an unexpected problem arises, these comfortable connections are compromised. The animation process involves painting on glass with stop-action filming. Strings is both beautiful and haunting.
Created by award-winning animator/director Les Drew, this animated short features Doris Dingle and her family of three cats. Sure to appeal to children of all ages, The Dingles shows what happens when an unexpected violent wind disrupts the family’s idyllic life. The film is based on the book The Dingles, written by Helen Levchuk and… Read More »
This hilarious short animated film stars a man who procrastinates. Our hero attempts to practice a piece of music on the piano, but distractions get in the way. When he finally sits down to play, pandemonium breaks loose.
A classic tale of temptation is revealed in the form of a comic opera. In a room full of wind-up toys, our hero sets a chain of events into motion that ends up disturbing both his own, and the viewer’s, sense of reality. La Salla has won many awards and earned an Oscar-nomination.