Short clip from abstract, animated feature, North of Blue. This film began in the deep winter landscape of the far north, where director Joanna Priestley was a fellow at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. While creating a foundation grounded in the Yukon environment, North of Blue explores the non-objective idiom and experiments with shifting focal points, suspension and tension of two dimensional patterning and trance. It deconstructs realism and develops shapes that spark a sense of shared history and connectedness.
Credits: Directed, produced, animated and designed by Joanna Priestley. Sound designed and music composed by Jamie Haggerty. Paint effects and title design by Brian Kinkley. Additional sound effects by Chris Barber. Edited by Greg Snider and Joanna Priestley. Assistant Animators: Neisje Morrell and Don Flores. Animation Assistants: Rachel Bradley, Jesse Bray, Gabe Mangold and Dui Oray. Supported by the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture, Caldera Foundation and Willapa Bay A.I.R. Special thanks to Paul Harrod, Sticky Film.