ANIMATIONS


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CYBERSPACE PIRATES

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TICKETS: #11 - FRIDAY EARLY EVENING AT IMAGINE

Run Time: 4:00 - Director: Andrew Komer - Producer: Andrew Komer

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Synopsis: Set in a world where people live inside giant '90s computers, a group of Cyberspace Pirates seek out to steal 'technological artifacts' of their world.

Southwestern Ontario connection: Andrew Komer is a Canadian Storyboard Artist born and raised in London, Ontario. He currently works in Toronto's animation industry, and is dedicated to creating original series. He first started out by self-publishing his own graphic novel Chicken Man, a superhero-comedy inspired by his childhood in London, and now venturing into animation with his newest project Cyberspace Pirates.

Points of Interest: The film is a 3D and 2D hybrid animation making used of open source software such as Blender, and was created to help push for the creation of more original Canadian animated series.


HOME

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TICKETS: #21 - SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT GOOD

Run Time: 2:24 - Director: Vanessa Alessi - Producer: Vanessa Alessi

Synopsis: ‘Home’ is a retro-cartoony and comedic animated short set in 1958 following the misadventures of a fish astronaut.

Southwestern Ontario connection: HOME was created in Oakville, Ontario at Sheridan College as part of a thesis film for the Bachelor of Animation program.


ISKWē - LITTLE STAR

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TICKETS: #5 - FRIDAY MORNING SHORTS AT WOLF | #13 - FRIDAY NIGHT AT IMAGINE

Run Time: 3:47 - Director: Sarah Legault - Producer: Sarah Legault

Synopsis: "The song and video recap the callous and racist way the media covered the murders of two Indigenous youth, 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in 2014 and 22-year-old Colten Boushie in 2016."

Southwestern Ontario connection: Director/animator Sarah Legault is from London Ontario and footage was filmed in London Ontario. The film’s musician is from Hamilton, Ontario.


KELPIE

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TICKETS: #36 - SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT GOOD

Run Time: 4:00 - Director: Dani Bittner - Producer: Dani Bittner

Synopsis: A young shepherd boy frees a panicked, trapped horse, only to find out why it was shackled in the first place.

Southwestern Ontario connection: Dani Bittner made her short film Kelpie during her last year at Sheridan College's Animation program. She initially went to school for Architecture in Toronto, but left after a couple years in order to follow her true passion for animation.

Points of Interest: Dani Bittner single handedly made this Animated film. She did everything from the design and storyboards, to the animation and compositing. The only things that she did not do herself were the music/sound, and the character's colors, which were done by a couple of Dani's friends in order to lighten the load of making a film.


WHAT I SEE IN YOU

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TICKETS: #32 - SUNDAY EARLY AFTERNOON AT GOOD

Run time: 4:10 - Director: Megan Lawless - Producer: Sheridon

Synopsis: A father and daughter inspire each other to follow their passions.

Southwestern Ontario connection: This is a film about the animator’s grandfather and mother, who grew up in Kingston, Ontario.

Points of Interest: The animator’s grandfather wrote and composed the music.

 
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TICKETS: #36 - SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT GOOD

Synopsis: On a cold winter night, boy was chased by a ghost...

Southwestern Ontario Connection: Sheridan College Animation