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Modern Goose

2022 22 min
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Director Karsten Wall’s exquisitely observed film essay flips the usual nature-film perspective to offer a deeper message of continuity and connection.

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Modern Goose


Able to navigate by reading the Earth’s magnetic field, at home on land, air and water, geese straddle the territory between ancient instincts and the contemporary world. Combining beauty, humour and profound empathy, director Karsten Wall’s exquisitely observed film essay embeds in the daily life of these iconic animals to reveal a deeper message of continuity and connection.
  • writer
    Karsten Wall
  • director
    Karsten Wall
  • producer
    Alicia Smith
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • picture editor
    Karsten Wall
    Oana Suteu Khintirian
  • director of photography
    Karsten Wall
    Trevor Gill
  • sound designer
    Andy Rudolph
  • field recording
    Kelsey Braun
  • sound editor
    Andy Rudolph
    Kelsey Braun
  • original music
    Andy Rudolph
    Kelsey Braun
    Christine Fellows
    Bret Parenteau
  • title design
    James Monkman
  • magnetic field visual effects
    James Monkman
  • colourist
    Tony Wytinck
  • sound mix
    Bruce Little
  • online editor
    Bruce Little
  • researcher
    Karsten Wall
    Trevor Gill
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • production supervisor
    April Dunsmore
    Esther Viragh
  • studio operations manager
    Devon Supeene
    Darin Clausen
  • production assistant
    April Dunsmore
  • studio administrator
    Bree Beach
  • senior production coordinator
    Janet Kwan
    April Dunsmore
  • technical coordinator
    Luc Binette
    Lyne Lapointe
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • marketing manager
    Carly Kastner
    Kelly Fox
  • marketing coordinator
    Julie Fortin
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock

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