1. CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER

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    Multidisciplinary design firm, Castor is known for recontextualizing discarded materials. Three of their most iconic designs are lights repurposed from items most people intend for the trash - the Tube Light from used fluorescent tube lamps; the Tank Light from expired fire extinguishers; the Invisible Chandelier from piles of assorted burnt out light bulbs - all of which are the subject of this film, CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER. We meet and observe the team of Castor’s small Toronto operation - first fabricator Darryl Mahoney on his journey to pull together the pieces that make up the Tank Light, followed by partner Kei Ng's description of how a seemingly ugly item has beauty in a restored context and finally Brian Richer, founding partner and principal designer, who explains the philosophy behind finding new use in the most un-reusable items on the planet. Produced + Directed by.....................................................................................................Carling Acthim + Lana Mauro Cinematographer...................................................................................................................................................Max Chin Additional Filming by....................................................................................................................................Amos LeBlanc Story Editor.....................................................................................................................................................Adrienne Reid Edited by.............................................................................................................................................................Pete O’Hara Sound Recorder......................................................................................................................................Finlay Braithwaite Sound Mixer........................................................................................................................................................Andy Fench Original Score by..............................................................................................................................................James Shaw Thanks to.............................................................................................................................................................The Internet

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