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- ABOUT THE FILM -
Le Gouffre is the first animated short film produced and directed by Lightning Boy Studio, a young creative team based in Montreal. The film tells the story of two spirited travelers who come across an incredibly wide chasm on their journey and decide to build a bridge to cross it. Released in February 2015, the project had first gained a lot of attention following the huge success of its Kickstarter campaign, which allowed the creators to finance the movie's post-production. Many were impressed by the passion and determination of the small team of three animators, who spent more than two full years creating the 10-minute film.
As of now, Le Gouffre has been selected in more than 60 festivals around the world and won nine awards, four of them for "Best Animated Short".
- CREDITS -
Directed by : Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, David Forest
Music : Dan Cullen, Deryn Cullen
Foley and Sound Design : Mark Donis
Animation and Rigging : Carl Beauchemin
Art Direction and Animation : David Forest
Visual Effects and Compositing : Thomas Chrétien
Voice Actors : Nicolas Charbonneaux, Charles-André Gaudreau, Élisabeth Forest
Final Sound Mixing : Jean-Pierre Bissonnette
Online : Birck Fulham
- AWARDS -
Best CG Animation Short
3D World Magazine CG Awards 2015
Award of Excellence in Filmmaking or Screenwriting
Canada International Film Festival 2015
Jury Special Prize
Cinéma des Peuples Festival 2014
Harlem International Film Festival 2014
San Jose International Short Film Festival 2014
Youngcuts Film Festival 2014
SPASM Festival 2014
Animated Short - 2nd Place
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2014
Best Visual Effects
Golden Orchid International Animation Festival 2014
- THE TEAM-
Lightning Boy Studio was born in 2012 out of a shared passion : to tell great stories. The three founders met in animation school in 2009 and have dreamed ever since to be able to work together on projects of their own. Le Gouffre is the result of their first collaboration. The team is now working on a new idea for an animated feature film and is looking for partners and investors to join in on this adventure.
Mischa Rozema and PostPanic Pictures' debut film project SUNDAYS completes a first step towards its Feature Film goal with the release of this ambitious proof-of-concept short. Much-anticipated and widely-supported by the international creative community (over 50K US Dollars was donated on Kickstarter alone for the live action filming part in Mexico City), SUNDAYS is directed by Mischa Rozema.
Set in Mexico City sometime in the future and starring US actor Brian Petsos and Mexican actress Sofia Sisniega, SUNDAYS is an ambitious philosophical science-fiction proof-of-concept short.
The end of the world seems like a nightmare to Ben. A memory of a past life that doesn’t belong to him. When Ben starts to remember Isabelle, the only love he’s ever known, he realises she’s missing in his life. An existential descent into confusion and the desperate need to find out the truth begins. This reality depicts a stunning, surprising and dark world. A world that is clearly not his.
story & directed by MISCHA ROZEMA - cast BRIAN PETSOS - SOFIA SISNIEGA - score composed by BEN LUKAS BOYSEN - director of photography JON GAUTE ESPEVOLD edited by MISCHA ROZEMA - vfx supervisor IVOR GOLDBERG - co-producer mexico STACY PERSKIE KANISS - production designer mexico ROBERTO BONELLI associate producer ANNEJES VAN LIEMPD - screenplay by KEVIN KOEHLER - sound designer JOCHEN MADER - producers ANIA MARKHAM - JULES TERVOORT
For more information and stills gallery, please turn to: erikwernquist.com/wanderers
For youtube version, please turn here: youtube.com/watch?v=YH3c1QZzRK4
UPDATE: For anyone interested I have made a clip with a few discarded scenes from this film, which can be seen here: vimeo.com/132183031
UPDATE: Subtitles added, in English and Spanish, provided by Victor Terrón. Thank you Victor! And in Traditional Chinese by Titus Ou. Thank you Titus!
Wanderers is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds - and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.
As some may notice I have borrowed ideas and concepts from science fiction authors such as Kim Stanley Robinson and Arthur C. Clarke, just to name a few. And visually, I of course owe many tips of my hat to painter Chesley Bonestell - the legendary master of space art.
More directly, with kind permission from Ann Druyan I have also borrowed the voice of astronomer and author Carl Sagan to narrate the film. The audio I used are excerpts from his own reading of his book 'Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space' (1994, Random House, penguinrandomhouse.com/books/159735/pale-blue-dot-by-carl-sagan/) - needless to say, a huge inspiration for this film.
VISUALS BY - Erik Wernquist - email@example.com
MUSIC BY - Cristian Sandquist - firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITTEN AND NARRATED BY - Carl Sagan - from his book 'Pale Blue Dot' penguinrandomhouse.com/books/159735/pale-blue-dot-by-carl-sagan/, courtesy of Ann Druyan, copyright by Democritus Properties, LLC, with all rights reserved
COLOR GRADE BY - Caj Müller/Beckholmen Film - email@example.com
LIVE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY BY - Mikael Hall/Vidiotism - firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE ACTION PERFORMANCE BY - Anna Nerman, Camilla Hammarström, Hanna Mellin
VOCALIST - Nina Fylkegård - email@example.com
THANK YOU - Johan Persson, Calle Herdenberg, Micke Lindgren, Satrio J. Studt, Tomas Axelsson, Christian Lundqvist, Micke Lindell, Sigfrid Söderberg, Fredrik Strage, Johan Antoni, Henrik Johansson, Michael Uvnäs, Hanna Mellin
THIS FILM WAS MADE WITH USE OF PHOTOS AND TEXTURES FROM:
NASA/JPL, NASA/CICLOPS, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, ESA, John Van Vliet, Björn Jonsson (and many others, of which I unfortunately do not know the names)
SUBTITLES PROVIDED BY - Victor Terrón (English, Spanish), Titus Ou (Traditional Chinese)
Watch the full 12 minute film: vimeo.com/108679594
Presented by Philips TV and Atomic Skis
Featuring: Pep Fujas, Eric Hjorleifson, Daron Rahlves, and Chris Benchetler
Music: First Aid Kit: 'My Silver Lining'
From the depth of the creative visuals to the groundbreaking, never-been-done-before scale of the shoot, Afterglow is being hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made. Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering.
Filmed as a partnership between Sweetgrass Productions, Philips TV, and the Swedish Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren, it's two parts creativity, one part branded content, and a pinch of masochism for good measure. Overall, it's an incredibly unique partnership between our vision of skiing and the color and light technology behind the Philips Ambilight TV.
Supported by: Atomic, Freefly Systems (MOVI), NiteRider, Golden Alpine Holidays, Alyeska Resort & Talvista Lodge.
Shot on location at: Golden Alpine Holidays Sentry Lodge, Alyeska Resort, and the Alaskan Wilderness
Directed by Nick Waggoner & Mike Brown
Executive Producer Nick Waggoner
Produced by Zac Ramras, Mike Brown, and Max Santeusanio
Edited by Mike Brown
First AC Max Santeusanio
Aerial Cinematography by Nick Wolcott and Zac Ramras
Guides Cam McClellan and Ken Bibby
Gaffer Mark Stuen
Key Grip Kyle Metzger
Best Boy Grip Shane Treat
Cook AJ Frye
BTS Unit Jason Mannings
Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren
Account Director Ulf Ahlstrand
Creative Director Joakim Wållgren
Account Manager Helena Bengtsson
Associate Creative Director Cristopher Gedda Westrell
Art Director Johan Schonfeldt
Agency Producer Mark Baughen, Colony
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