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In the Shallows

2024 4 min
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Walking down the street or sitting on a commuter train, few of us can resist the siren song of that small, illuminated device in our pockets. Through a carefully choreographed collision of hand-made sculptural collages and ink and paint animation, In the Shallows, by first-time NFB filmmaker Arash Akhgari, takes us on a deep dive into the shallow and fragmented world of news, entertainment and ads, where we can easily drown in the dangerous allure of mass media intoxication. 

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In the Shallows

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Walking down the street or sitting on a commuter train, few of us can resist the siren song of that small, illuminated device in our pockets. Through a carefully choreographed collision of hand-made sculptural collages and ink and paint animation, In the Shallows, by first-time NFB filmmaker Arash Akhgari, takes us on a deep dive into the shallow and fragmented world of news, entertainment and ads, where we can easily drown in the dangerous allure of mass media intoxication. 
  • writer
    Arash Akhgari
  • director
    Arash Akhgari
  • animator
    Arash Akhgari
  • producer
    Jelena Popovic
  • music
    Guido Del Fabbro
  • sound design
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
    Benoît Dame
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley recording
    Luc Léger
  • music mix
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • technical director
    Mathieu Tremblay
    Éloi Champagne
  • technical animation support
    Alexandre Roy
    Johanne Ste-Marie
  • technical coordinator
    Luc Binette
  • editor
    Arash Akhgari
  • online editor
    Serge Verreault
  • titles
    Alain Ostiguy
  • credits
    Alain Ostiguy
  • executive producer
    Robert McLaughlin
  • line producer
    Laetitia Seguin
  • senior production coordinator
    Dominique Forget
  • studio operations manager
    Camille Fillion
  • studio administrator
    Victoria Angell
  • publicist
    Nadine Viau