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| 15 min
The Curve
The Curve
2020 4 films

The Curve is the pulse of our nation, beating in its own time during this unprecedented time. Our creators, with their talent and insight, are bringing to life the voices of Canadians touched by COVID-19, both near and far. The Curve is an online destination where these experiences will be expressed in animation, documentary and digital storytelling formats.


Thursday, shot from filmmaker Galen Johnson's high-rise apartment during COVID-19 “lockdown” in Winnipeg, captures people going about their daily routines in the city's eerily empty streets, yards and parking lots, on their balconies and on the riverbanks. The extreme distance and the diminutive scale of humans is paired with sound close-ups—a combination that embodies the strange, heightened intensity of feeling of the time, knowing an era-defining tragedy is happening yet being so physically removed.

  • writer
    Galen Johnson
  • director
    Galen Johnson
  • producer
    Alicia Smith
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • director of photography
    Galen Johnson
  • picture editor
    Galen Johnson
    Evan Johnson
  • sound design
    Galen Johnson
    Andy Rudolph
  • location sound recordist
    Kelsey Braun
  • sound mix
    Andy Rudolph
  • online editor
    Bruce Little
  • studio operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • studio administrator
    Devon Supeene
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • production supervisor
    Esther Viragh
  • technical coordinator
    Luc Binette
  • senior production coordinator
    April Dunsmore
  • marketing manager
    Johanna Lessard
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock


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