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Lost Action: Trace

Lost Action: Trace

This short film addresses the revolving cycles of human conflict through contemporary dance. Celebrated choreographer Crystal Pite and dance filmmakers Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer commemorate the fading legacies of WWI, while also creating a moving homage to Pite’s mentors and contemporaries, whose lives and short careers are pitted against the fleeting nature of the dance art form. Featuring Theodore Ushev’s haunting and distinct artwork, the film explores the themes of conflict, loss, and rescue we all experience as we cycle through states of love and war.

Warning: Although this film was shot in 3D, the streaming and downloadable versions are available in 2D only.

  • writer
    Marlene Millar
    Crystal Pite
    Philip Szporer
  • director
    Marlene Millar
    Crystal Pite
    Philip Szporer
  • choreography
    Crystal Pite
  • cast
    Eric Beauchesne
    Peter Chu
    Yannick Matthon
    Anne Plamondon
    Jermaine Spivey
  • animation artistic director
    Theodore Ushev
  • original music
    Owen Belton
  • director of photography
    Michael Wees
  • stereographer
    Francis Hanneman
  • visual effects supervisor
    Peter Bas
  • 1st assistant director
    Geoffrey Uloth
  • 1st assistant camera
    Christian Caperaa
  • 2nd assistant camera
    Natasha Lemay
  • data wrangler
    Jean-François Gravel
  • script supervisor
    Marie Beaulieu
  • key grip
    Bob McKenna
  • grip
    Alain Tremblay
  • gaffer
    François Legris
  • best boy
    Maxime Cloutier
  • lighting technician
    Christian Mouzard
    Maxime Robert-Lachaîne
  • sound recordist
    Dominique Chartrand
  • scene technician
    Richard Houle
    Stéphanie Clavet
  • makeup
    Joanie Lapointe
  • costumes
    Linda Chow
  • production manager
    Virginie Léger
  • production assistant
    Raphaëlle Bilodeau
  • storyboard artist
    Jonathan Ng
  • publicity photographer
    Anthony McLean
  • editor
    Marlene Millar
  • sound design
    Don Ayer
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley recordist
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice
    Eric Beauchesne
    Malcolm Low
    Yannick Matthon
    Victor Quijada
  • compositing
    Fred Casia
  • stereoscopy
    Fred Casia
  • animator
    David Seitz
  • animation consultant
    Claire Blanchet
    Luc Chamberland
  • visual effects preparations
  • visual effects consultant
    Mario Rachiele
  • visual effects producer
    Shiraz Janjua
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    Sylvie Trouvé
  • translation
    Amelia Cifuentes
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Claveau
    France Couture
    Micheline Faubert
    Steve Hallé
    Brigitte Sénéchal
  • head of coordination and project support
    Pierre Ferlatte
  • digital editing supervisor
    Danielle Raymond
  • digital editing technician
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
  • technical consultant, stereoscopy
    Paul Kroitor
  • creative consultant, stereoscopy
    Munro Ferguson
  • technical support
    Marylin Drolet
  • production manager for animation
    Maral Mohammadian
  • production coordinator
    Camila Blos
    Stefanie Brantner
    Sia Koukoulas
    Christine Williams
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • graphic design consultant
    Melisa Forero
  • program administrator
    Stephanie Brown
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • associate producer
    Shiraz Janjua
    Dara Moats
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din


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