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Inner Rush

Inner Rush

| 6 min

This short film pays tribute to Rush, one of rock's most successful and popular bands of all-time. 'Humility' and 'rock and roll' don't usually appear together, yet the members of Rush (Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson), reflect here on a career of making music built on craft, heart and an uncompromised commitment to push the limits - to always 'get better'.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2012 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

  • recipient
  • writer
    Christopher Romeike
  • director
    Christopher Romeike
  • picture editor
    James Francey
  • director of photography
    John Minh Tran
    Jeffery Waldron
    Christopher Romeike
  • additional photography
    James Francey
  • sound recordist
    Mike Filippov
    Chris Howland
  • production manager
    Rachel Punwassie
  • first assistant camera trainee
    Jeremy Bernatchez
    Mark Legaspi
  • production assistant
    Chris Niesing
  • online editor
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • post picture facility
    Fearless Films
  • re-recording
    Alexis Eskandari
  • post sound facility
    Post City Sound Inc.
  • dialogue editor
    Pino Halili
  • sound effects editor
    Steven Ejbick
  • assistant engineer
    Josh Brown
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
  • studio administrator - assistant
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • marketing manager
    Jean Saad
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • supervising project manager
    Rachel Punwassie
  • copyright clearance officer
    Sylvia Mezei
  • senior producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian


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Ages 12 to 17

Arts Education - Music
Health/Personal Development - Careers & Education
Health/Personal Development - Identity

Discuss the statement, “Music groups people together.” Have students complete a survey about their interests; examine commonalities within the class and discuss what draws them to particular things. Discuss the significance of having heroes when pursuing a goal, and then have students identify personal heroes and create homages to them. Identify elements distinguishing Canadian rock from music by artists from other nations; screen the NFB films Bryan Adams: Bare Bones and Family Band (about the Tragically Hip) for further investigation.

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