Blackfly

Blackfly

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This animated film about the pesky blackfly is based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by the McGarrigle sisters. It recounts Hemsworth's battles with this quintessential "critter" during a summer of surveying in Northern Ontario.

This animated film about the pesky blackfly is based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by the McGarrigle sisters. It recounts Hemsworth's battles with this quintessential "critter" during a summer of surveying in Northern Ontario.

Damien Robitaille
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Credits
  • music composer
    Wade Hemsworth
  • director
    Christopher Hinton
  • animation
    Christopher Hinton
  • camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Pierre Landry
    Raymond Dumas
    Lynda Pelley
  • music recording
    Louis Hone
  • foley artist
    Andy Malcolm
  • sound editor
    Jackie Newell
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • consultant
    Wade Hemsworth
    Peter Whalley
  • producer
    William Pettigrew
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
    Barrie McLean

  • Stephen F.

    Love this film! I laugh a lot each time I watch this but AVOID blackfly season up north like the plague!!!

    Stephen F., 14 Oct 2019
  • Alphanim02

    "Stunning animation, vocals and lyrics, as well as that great classic that was based on the song of the same name. Blackfly was one of the NFB's animated classics of 1991."

    Alphanim02, 5 Aug 2019
  • Ethan Partington

    blackfly !!!!!!!!

    Ethan Partington, 5 Apr 2019
  • cbarzo

    My first encounter with blackflies was on a canoe trip I took while in highschool up near Parry Sound. I had thought mosquitos were bad but blackflies are worse. Once we left the water to go on land, the blackflies were a'comin. I used a t-shirt over my head to keep the pesks away and learned to flick them out of my plate of food as I tried to eat in peace. This song could have been our theme song.

    cbarzo, 2 Feb 2012
  • gavinconway

    Its been stuck in my head for 20 years

    gavinconway, 7 Nov 2011
  • trying

    This is a great film.

    trying, 16 Jan 2010
  • jfcote

    I love this film!

    jfcote, 7 Jan 2010