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Move Your Mind

Move Your Mind

| 5 min

Faith. Heart. Imagination. These are the principles to which director Robin Phillips - known especially for his theatrical productions of Shakespeare - has devoted himself.

In this impressionistic short documentary directed by Hubert Davis, Phillips discusses the importance of expanding the realm of the imagination, seeking truth through art, and recognizing the presence of artists in all walks of life.

  • recipient
    Robin Philips
  • writer
    Hubert Davis
  • director
    Hubert Davis
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • director of photography
    Christopher Romeike
  • editor
    Dave De Carlo
  • production designer
    Andrew Berry
  • original music
    David Fleury
  • 1st assistant camera
    Christopher Logan
  • Phantom camera technician
    Trevor Lawley
  • sound recordist
    Ao Loo
  • gaffer
    Bob Lyte
  • best boy electric
    Adam Landucci
    Rico Joyce
  • key grip
    Justin Beattie
  • best boy grip
    Mael Ikononou
    Caley Wilson
  • truck driver
    Richard Pryce
  • set decorator
    Damian Zuch
    Tina Tsai
  • art department assistant
    Simlâ Civelek
  • hair artist
    Stephanie Sheridan
  • makeup artist
    Stephanie Sheridan
  • wardrobe
    Thea Barber
  • photo-double
    William Forbes
  • visual effects artist
    Dave De Carlo
  • colourist
    Dave De Carlo
  • assistant editor
    Yumiko Suyama
  • sound mix
    Aaron McCourt
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • production manager
    Amanda Coles
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
  • production coordinator
    Rachel Punwassie
  • production assistant
    Travis Lowry
  • research
    Katherine Kasirer
  • visual research
    Sylvia Mezei
  • senior producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian


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Ages 14 to 17

Arts Education - Drama
Arts Education - Visual Arts
English Language Arts - Poetry
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

Define “impressionism.” How is this technique used in the film? Is it effective in conveying the message of the film? How does imagination and previous experience influence perception of an object or experience, and why? Have students write a stream-of-consciousness piece and share with the class. Explore “beauty” in unconventional ways. Students compile examples and create a display, slideshow or video.

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