Hothouse 8 - The Visitor

Hothouse 8 - The Visitor

A small boy is left alone to play in a large and empty house. A dark cloud starts to seep in from behind the mail slot at the front door. As it fills the space, a monster forms. The boy runs away, but the creature is always near. The chase will not end until the boy discovers the source of his fears. The film uses a combination of 2D hand-drawn animation, 3D backgrounds and particle effects.

Produced as part of the 8th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

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Hothouse 8 - The Visitor, David Barlow-Krelina, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    David Barlow-Krelina
  • director
    David Barlow-Krelina
  • animator
    David Barlow-Krelina
  • mentoring director
    Munro Ferguson
  • music composer
    Luigi Allemano
  • musician
    Luigi Allemano
  • sound editor
    Luigi Allemano
  • editor
    Jason Lee
  • digital imaging
    Éloi Champagne
    Randall Finnerty
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • programming
    Simon Meloche
    Olivier Gélinas Richard
    Louis-Julien Gingras
    Édouard Lanctôt
  • technical co-ordination
    Steve Hallé
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Elaine Largie
  • executive producer
    Roddy McManus
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • associate producer
    Jelena Popovic

  • kruscito

    @123Jo -- I can't speak for the filmmaker, but I always got the sense it was a film about a young child's overactive imagination :)

    kruscito, 25 Nov 2013
  • 123Jo

    what's this film mean?

    123Jo, 21 Nov 2013
  • ChrisCormier

    This is great, David! Terrific animation and directing. Bravo!

    ChrisCormier, 27 Sep 2012