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Threads (Trailer)

| 48 s

In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in which they stretch and shape us.

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  • director
    Torill Kove
  • animation
    Torill Kove
    Josefine Hannibal
  • backgrounds
    Torill Kove
  • clouds consultant
    Anne Ashton
  • colour consultant
    Anne Ashton
  • compositing
    Kristian Pedersen
    Cathinka Tanberg
  • assistant animator
    Sunniva Fluge Hole
  • technical consultant
    Andreas Paleologos
  • original music
    Kevin Dean
  • trumpet
    Kevin Dean
  • piano
    Jeff Johnston
  • percussion
    Michel Lambert
    Greg Ritchie
  • recording engineer
    Jack Kelly
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Karla Baumgardner
  • mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • editing
    Simen Gengenbach
  • on-line
    Serge Verreault
  • technical team
    Steve Hallé
    Randall Finnerty
    Candice Desormeaux
    Éloi Champagne
  • administration
    Dominique Forget
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Jon Montes
  • producer
    Lise Fearnley
    Tonje Skar Reiersen
    Michael Fukushima
  • production baby
    Stian Skar Skuterud
  • commissioning editor
    Kari Moen Kristiansen
  • senior advisor production
    Bjorn Arne Odden
    Fridrik Mar


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Ages 12 to 18

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Media Education - Film Animation

This animated short without words explores the threads that bind a mother to her child. Why is there no dialogue in this short? What does the thread represent? What does the bubble represent? What does the ending of this short film mean? Have students create a visual of the threads that tie them to the important people in their lives. Examine the storytelling used in an animated short. Explore the codes and conventions of animated shorts.

Threads (Trailer)
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