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Sculpting Memory

Sculpting Memory

| 5 min

Sculpting Memory places Atom Egoyan in an audiovisual environment woven from the fabric of his own films―a conceptual move that references Egoyan’s adaptation of Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape while evoking Egoyan’s own work as a moving-image installation artist and his concern with the recording and displaying of images. Directed by Toronto-based writer/director Daniel Cockburn and produced by Justine Pimlott.

Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2015 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

  • recipient
    Atom Egoyan
  • writer
    Daniel Cockburn
  • director
    Daniel Cockburn
  • producer
    Justine Pimlott
  • editor
    Duff Smith
  • director of photography
    Cabot McNenly
  • assistant director
    Kim MacLachlan
  • production designer
    Naz Goshtasbpour
  • set decorator
    Ciara Vernon
  • production manager
    Jennifer Bertling
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • 1st assistant camera
    Adam Burrows
  • key grip
    Ryan Acker
  • gaffer
    Aaron Wilcox
  • electric
    Nathan Taylor
  • playback operator
    James Tamblyn
  • sound recordist
    Jason Milligan
  • makeup artist
    Oriana Rossi
  • production assistant
    Chris Niesing
  • online editor
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • post picture facility
    Fearless Films
  • supervising sound designer
    Daniel Pellerin
  • supervising re-recording mixer
    Daniel Pellerin
  • re-recording mixer
    Matt Chan
  • original music
    Lev Lewis
  • musician
    Orly Bitov
    Parmela Attariwala
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • senior production coordinator
    Stefanie Brantner
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • project coordinator
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • project executive producer
    René Chénier


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Ages 15 to 18

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Media Education - Film and Video Production

Ideal for essays, debates and projects on the meaning of film and the creation of meaning. How does a film create order for Atom Egoyan? How do places and space create meaning in a film? Write about a film where the setting plays an essential part. What does Egoyan mean when he says that human experience is non-linear? Create a narrative that tells a story in a non-linear way. Write a review of one of Egoyan’s films.

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