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Hollow Land

Hollow Land (Clip 1)

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This animated short is a story about the eternal search for home. Hollow Land begins, as all such searches must, with the dream of utopia. Solomon and Berta are two seekers who arrive—their treasured bathtub improbably in tow—in a land that promises respite from their many journeys. From the first optimistic moments after their arrival, to the final haunting scene at sea, Hollow Land captures the state of being displaced—whether by circumstance or by choice.

  • writer
    Michelle Kranot
    Uri Kranot
  • director
    Michelle Kranot
    Uri Kranot
  • animation
    Michelle Kranot
    Uri Kranot
  • original music
    Uri Kranot
  • music adaptation
    Normand Roger
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • orchestration
    Normand Roger
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • 2D animation
    Jean-Jacques Prunès
    Inès Sedan
    Jody Ghani
  • compositing
    Soren B Norbaek
    Lasse Smith
    Adrian Dexter
    Yannick Grandmont
  • props assistant
    Jody Ghani
  • background assistant
    Adrian Dexter
    Simon Lee Bresling
  • development assistance
    Hektor Stokholm
    Astrid Marud Lauridsen
  • administrative team
    Diane Régimbald
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
    Michèle Labelle
  • production assistance
    Merete Obert
    Fariza Daguelou
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
  • line producer
    Michelle Kranot
    Francine Langdeau
    Jocelyne Perrier
  • musician
    Alain Aubut
    Pierre Beaudry
    Michel Dupire
    Éric Lagacé
    Pierre-Yves Martel
    Andrew Wells-Oberegger
    Pierre-Vincent Plante
    Patrick Vetter
  • voice
    Renée Cossette
    Jean Harvey
    Marcel Jeannin
    The Animation Workshop Choir
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • technical coordination
    Daniel Lord
  • technical assistance
    Svend Nordby
    Thomas Ahlmark
    Thomas Richard Christensen
    Matt Edwards
  • executive producer
    Marie Bro
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Marie Bro
    Dora Benousilio
    Marc Bertrand


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