Posts Tagged ‘Short Film’

Hockey Night In Dreamland

May 11, 2009

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The Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing, and the IIHF World Hockey Championship has just ended.  Some would argue this is the best part of the hockey year.  In honour of that I offer you another interesting National Film Board of Canada short.  This 2008 animated flick was created by Iriz Pääbo a director who admits she knows very little about the sport. She relied on Eric Nesterenko to fill in the gaps, yet managed to create a very abstract treatment.  Hockey is already a bit of an unusual sport, in that it involves skates, sticks, and allows fighting.  This film takes the sport in a surreal direction.The sound is familiar yet abstract, with distorted commentary and the regular ebbs and flows of a knowledgeable crowd.  The action captures the fluid and explosive essence of hockey. Perhaps this HA’Aki is hockey through the eyes of a child or a dreamer.

White Collar Criminals

January 27, 2009

Friendly reminder about The Alder Fork From First to Worst Poetry Contest.  The entry deadline is less than a week away. Details here.

I have never embedded a video on here before, but the time is right. My friend Iwona, author of a previous post, is friends with many people in the film and theatre industry thanks to her boyfriend Sean, an aspiring actor.  The following video was the runner up in the 2009 Youtube Project Direct contest. Second place came with a trip to the Sundance Film Festival, and I think a screening. Anyway this is a clever short film that will both surprise and delight. Enjoy!