Reviving The Roost

Reviving The Roost

| 6 min

Filmmaker and bestselling author Vivek Shraya’s ode to a popular Edmonton gay bar that closed in 2007. With pulsating neon-light animation, Reviving the Roost is a story about community complexity and longing, and an elegy to a lost space.

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Reviving The Roost, Vivek Shraya, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writing
    Vivek Shraya
  • director
    Vivek Shraya
  • producer
    Justine Pimlott
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • animator
    Tim Singleton
  • illustrator
    Tim Singleton
  • music
    Johnny Spence
  • sound design
    Johnny Spence
  • additional cinematography
    Zachary Ayotte
  • production supervisor
    Marcus Matyas
  • production coordinator
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • studio operations manager
    Mark Wilson
  • studio administrator
    Patricia Bourgeois
  • technical coordinator
    Kevin Riley
  • studio coordinator
    Carly Kastner
  • technical assistant
    Q'Mal Labad-Workman
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
  • post production services
    SIM Post Toronto
  • colourist
    Andrew Ross
  • online editor
    Ty Delgaty
  • assistant on-line editor
    Steve Thorpe
  • sound editor
    Elma Bello
  • assistant re-recording mixer
    Jesse Fellows
  • re-recording mixer
    Martin Lee

  • Sarah Shahid

    This was so great! My first day on NFB website and I stumbled upon this. Such a sweet but affecting story and messaging - the storytelling was beautiful. Loved it :)

    Sarah Shahid, 20 Jan 2020