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Hothouse
Hothouse
2014 7 films

Short, surprising and always entertaining! Watch a collection of one-minute animated shorts from our Hothouse animation mentorship program, past and present.

Details

Voicemails get lost and found in space in this thoughtful commentary on the fractured act of communication and the spaces between people trying to express themselves.

Produced as part of the 10th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.


Credits
  • writer
    Benjamin Mugica
  • director
    Benjamin Mugica
  • animator
    Benjamin Mugica
  • mentoring director
    Chris Landreth
  • editor
    Carrie Haber
  • sound designer
    Ramachandra Borcar
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • digital imaging specialist
    Randall Finnerty
  • technical co-ordination
    Steve Hallé
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • administration
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Dominique Forget
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • associate producer
    Vanessa Quintanilla Cobo
    Jon Montes
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima

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Education

Ages 14 to 18

Media Education - Consumerism
Media Education - Internet and Social Media
Technology Education - Communications and Technology

Have people become too connected to their digital devices to actually connect with other human beings in a meaningful manner? Address whether the artwork in this animated short captures the frustration of broken communication. Discuss whether or not going off the grid can indeed restore one’s ability to enjoy personal relationships or personal time.

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