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Missed Connection

Missed Connection

| 1 min

In this animated short, a delusional young man spots the girl of his dreams in his favourite café and weaves a self-indulgent fantasy story of their imagined life together. Missed Connection examines our universal desire to connect in a world of beautiful strangers.

Produced as part of the 7th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • writer
    Tabitha Fisher
  • director
    Tabitha Fisher
  • mentoring director
    Luigi Allemano
  • composer
    Kyle Bennett
    Austin Milne
    Devon Welsh
  • musician
    Kyle Bennett
    Austin Milne
    Devon Welsh
  • editor
    Jelena Popovic
  • sound editor
    Luigi Allemano
  • digital imaging
    Susan Gourley
    Randall Finnerty
    Brandon Blommaert
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • on-line
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Elaine Largie
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • associate producer
    Maral Mohammadian


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Ages 15 to 17

Before screening the film, discuss the title: what is meant by a “missed connection”? (The term may refer to misunderstandings in conversation, delays in transportation or a missed opportunity for a relationship.) Certain newspapers and websites devote entire sections to missed connections: discuss why that might be. After viewing the film, ask students to author their own missed connection ad. Create a display online or on a bulletin board and have the class vote for the best one.

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