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The Fake Calendar

The Fake Calendar

| 1 min
2019 7 films

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


A neon glimpse into a personal world within an urban landscape. From FOMO to JOMO, The Fake Calendar is an artist’s expression of how people come up with interesting and creative ways to avoid social functions in favour of their own private space.

Produced as part of the 12th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • writer
    Meky Ottawa
  • director
    Meky Ottawa
  • animation
    Meky Ottawa
  • mentoring director
    Jeff Barnaby
  • editor
    Nicolas Renaud
  • sound designer
    Luigi Allemano
  • assistant sound designer
    Travis Mercredi
  • music
    Elisa Harkins
  • additional animation
    Fred Casia
    Eva Cvijanovic
    Amanda Roy
    Amanda Strong
  • additional colouring
    Fred Casia
    Eva Cvijanovic
    Amanda Roy
    Amanda Strong
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • technical specialist - animation
    Randall Finnerty
  • technical coordinator
    Maud Chayer
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley assistant
    Rod Thibeault
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • studio administration
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
  • senior production coordinator
    Dominique Forget
  • associate producer
    Amanda Roy
    Amanda Strong
  • studio coordinator
    Barry Ahmad
  • marketing
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
    Jelena Popovic
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima


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