Dreams Come True: A Sheldon Cohen Retrospective

Dreams Come True: A Sheldon Cohen Retrospective

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Author Roch Carrier hosts this documentary retrospective of the work of animation director Sheldon Cohen. Carrier offers anecdotes and insight about Cohen's movies, created over the past 30 years at the National Film Board of Canada. Lively animation sequences created by Greg Houston as well as Cohen's illustrations offer lively visual counterpoint. There is emphasis on the art of making animation from children's books as Cohen's films are based on the works of celebrated authors from across Canada including: Roch Carrier's The Sweater; Wilma Riley's Pies; Dayal Kaur Khalsa's Snow Cat (adapted by author Tim Wynne-Jones) and Khalsa's I Want a Dog. Excerpts of these films are included in the documentary.

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  • direction
    Sheldon Cohen
  • onscreen host
    Roch Carrier
  • cinematography
    Éric Barbeau
  • sound recording
    Jean-Paul Bataille
  • picture editing
    Sheldon Cohen
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
  • sound editing
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • final mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • research
    Sylvia Mezei
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page