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A modern adaptation of the myth of Hercules, BAM tells the story of a young boxer struggling to negotiate between his shy, bookish nature and a divinely violent temper.  Where does this rage come from? Is it psychological or environmental - or is it something altogether more primordial?

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BAM, Howie Shia, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Howie Shia
  • director
    Howie Shia
  • animator
    Howie Shia
  • music
    Tim Shia
    Leo Shia
  • sound design
    Tim Shia
    Leo Shia
  • additional animation
    Lillian Chan
    Jonathan Ng
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • animation assistance
    Jennifer Krick
    Simon Cottee
  • musician
    Tim Shia
    Leo Shia
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
    Michael Fukushima
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima

  • givemesomeserotonin

    It's amazing! Excellent compositional work: -The synthesis power of the script. -Attractive stylistic resources. -Aesthetic decisions that successfully combine the use of new technologies with textures that appear to be handmade. -Expressive character achievement. -The music is the shit <3

    givemesomeserotonin, 29 Sep 2017


    TAO7HORUS, 7 Nov 2016
  • Erro

    Broke my heart to watch. Beautifully done. If anyone needs me I'll be at the gym.

    Erro, 26 Oct 2016
  • julialkimim


    julialkimim, 26 Oct 2016
  • fareedmokhtaripour

    awesome..this film shows my spirit and gets me 100

    fareedmokhtaripour, 4 Aug 2016

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