Vistas: Ignition

Vistas: Ignition

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This animated short evokes the experience of driving alone on an unlit rural road at night. Darkness is broken by the beam of headlights, creating dancing shadows that obscure what lies beyond the road.

Vistas is a series of 13 short films on nationhood from 13 Indigenous filmmakers from Halifax to Vancouver. It was a collaborative project between the NFB and APTN to bring Indigenous perspectives and stories to an international audience.

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Vistas: Ignition, Doug, Jr. Smarch, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Doug, Jr. Smarch
  • animator
    Doug, Jr. Smarch
  • director
    Doug, Jr. Smarch
  • technical art consultant
    Bob McAfee
  • editor
    Eliot Piltz
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • music supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • music composer
    Robyn Traill
  • music performer
    Robyn Traill
  • re-recording engineer
    Doug Paterson
  • audio post
    Rukkus House
  • post-production services
    Hand Cut Films
    Finale Editworks
  • production coordinator
    Jennifer Roworth
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
    Scott Collins
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
    Cyndi Forcand
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
    Mia Desroches
  • series producer
    Vanessa Loewen
    Joe MacDonald
  • series executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    Peter Strutt
  • producer
    Yves J. Ma
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen

  • Appaloosaone

    Very interesting and artistic. Not crazy about the music for this one. I was expecting some northern lights! Colours were excellent, so was fog.

    Appaloosaone, 23 Sep 2010