The Spine

The Spine


                                The Spine
| 11 min
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In this animated short, Oscar® winner Chris Landreth returns with a poignant story of redemption that takes us into the relationship between a man and a woman trapped in a spiral of mutual destruction after 26 years of marriage. The Spine continues Landreth's pursuit of a twisted, beautiful and highly original visual aesthetic, using digital imagery to create characters whose physical appearances are metaphors for their unique souls.

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Credits
  • writer
    Chris Landreth
  • director
    Chris Landreth
  • producer
    Steven Hoban
    Marcy Page
    Lisa Bechard
    John Mariella
  • co-producer
    Mark Smith
  • executive producer
    Robert Munroe
    David Verrall
  • cast
    Gordon Pinsent
    Alberta Watson
    Patrice Goodman
    Robert McCarrol
  • original music composer
    Kirk Elliott
  • original music performer
    Kirk Elliott
  • sound design
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Normand Roger
  • sound editing
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Normand Roger
  • production manager
    Alexandra Gunter
  • CG supervisor
    Todd Jahnke
    John Mariella
  • production coordinator
    Jeremy Montgomery
    Marie-Christine Nadon
  • animation director
    Sean Craig
  • program coordinator
    Sean Craig
  • animator
    Dianna Basso
    Ken Collins
    Morgan De Lange
    Andrew Gregoire
    Ryan Harvey
    Christina Kelbert
    Rundeep Khaira
    Scott MacNab
    Derek Sunderland
    Augusto Quijano Vazquez
    Lucas Wright
  • additional animation
    Angelo Libutti
    Biagio Figliuzzi
  • storyboard artist
    Brian Lemay
  • layout artist
    Paul Arion
  • development consultant
    Tara Cates
    Mark Hazen
  • editor
    Yonah Lewis
    Jeremy Montgomery
  • assistant editor
    Adrian Laurie
    Mark Masoumi
  • lead character modeler
    Louis Vottero
  • rigger
    Louis Vottero
  • TD
    Louis Vottero
  • character modeller
    Mahmoud Rahnama
    Dave Bachelor
    Joseph Kim
    Rick Kogucki
    Alan Wilson
  • texture artist
    Mahmoud Rahnama
    Dave Bachelor
    Joseph Kim
    Rick Kogucki
    Alan Wilson
    Bo Mosley
    Chris Zammit
    Chris Bobinski
    Carlton Branch
    Paul Eberhard
    Biagio Figliuzzi
    Gabe Munn Magill
    Adrian Williams
  • character look dev TD
    Howard Cassidy
    Kyle Menzies
    Israel Yang
  • additional character design
    Mark Hazen
    Thomas Hendry
    Peter MacDonald
  • lead VFX artist
    Mahmoud Rahnama
  • VFX artist
    Tyson Groth
    Caner Salmanli
  • VFX TD
    Mark Schmidt
  • cloth simulation
    Yiqun Chen
  • lead environment modeler
    Bo Mosley
  • environment
    Chris Zammit
    Chris Bobinski
    Carlton Branch
    Paul Eberhard
    Biagio Figliuzzi
    Gabe Munn Magill
    Adrian Williams
  • asset modeler
    Chris Zammit
    Chris Bobinski
    Carlton Branch
    Paul Eberhard
    Biagio Figliuzzi
    Gabe Munn Magill
    Adrian Williams
  • additional asset modeling
    Keith Cooper
    John Creson
  • shot finaling pipeline supervisor
    Jordan Thistlewood
  • pipeline TD
    Christopher Martin
  • lead TD
    Brian Smeets
  • software
    Dylan Trotter
    Justin Ottley
    Mayur Patel
  • rendering TD
    Dylan Trotter
    Justin Ottley
    Mayur Patel
  • lighting TD
    Danila Pogalov
    Tim Wong
  • lead shot finaling artist
    Paul Arion
  • shot finaling artist
    Mahsa Ghorbankarimi
    Kyle Menzies
    Biagio Figliuzzi
    Paul Anderson
    Shailesh Sean D'Souza
    Devin Lim
    Jorge Gidi
  • director - product development
    Kevin Tureski
  • head of quality assurance
    Mike Marshall
  • rendering r&d
    Karan Singh
    Aaron Hertzmann
    Brodie Champion
    Igor Mordatch
    Evangelos Kalogerakis
  • additional r&d programming
    Ryan Schmidt
    Daniel Steger
    Jeff Wong
    Pardis Beikzadeh
    Teren Teh
    Henry Zaccak
  • digital consultant
    Susan Gourley
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • online editor
    Denis Gathelier
  • final mix
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
  • voice recording
    Spence Thomas Audio Post
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • legal
    Sylvia Mezei
    Karyn Nolan
    Francesca Trop
  • rights
    Sylvia Mezei
    Karyn Nolan
    Francesca Trop
  • marketing
    Mia Desroches
  • office production assistant
    Harold Gay
    Heli Kennedy
    Calvin Tames