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The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer

The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer

| 9 min

This short animation presents the haunting story of two brothers who share the scars, though not the memories, of an untold history that has driven them to existential extremes. Combining high-speed camerawork, striking art direction and intricate animation sequences, acclaimed visual artist and filmmaker Randall Lloyd Okita crafts a poetic elegy to connectedness and survival.

  • writer
    Randall Lloyd Okita
  • director
    Randall Lloyd Okita
  • animation
    Sam Javanrouh
    Peter Auld
    Helen Thach
    Francis Goulet
    Ferryanto Tantono
    Marlon Castro
    Blayke Nadeau
    Benjamin Figueroa
    Sol Friedman
  • VFX supervisor
    Sam Javanrouh
  • director of photography
    Samy Inayeh
  • music
    Lodewijk Vos
    Joseph Murray
  • sound design
    Lodewijk Vos
    Joseph Murray
  • musician
    Lodewijk Vos
    Joseph Murray
    Todor Kobakov
  • narrator
    Randall Lloyd Okita
  • performance
    Randall Lloyd Okita
  • animation lead
    Peter Auld
  • VFX lead
    Peter Auld
  • CG supervisor
    Helen Thach
  • production manager
    Helen Thach
  • animation producer
    Candice McHugh
  • VFX producer
    Candice McHugh
  • VFX production
    Sam Javanrouh
    Peter Auld
    Helen Thach
    Francis Goulet
    Ferryanto Tantono
    Marlon Castro
    Blayke Nadeau
    Benjamin Figueroa
  • concept art
    Sol Friedman
  • storyboard artist
    Samuel Hudecki
  • editing
    Mike Reisacher
  • 1st assistant director
    Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith
  • 1st camera assistant
    Chris Gruggen
  • 2nd camera assistant
    Jeff Hicks
  • gaffer
    Adam Crosby
  • additional photography
    Joshua Allen
    Yoann Malnati
    Sam Javanrouh
  • key grip
    TJ Richardson
  • swing
    Ryan Hernandez
    Andrew Hills
  • art director
    Mike White
  • props
    Brian Garvey
  • set technician
    Paul Kohler
    Mac Ellis
  • costume designer
    Rose Broadbent
  • SFX coordinator
    James Sled
  • data management technician
    Baha Nurlebyev
  • camera trainee
    Ramith Midellawala
  • production consultant
    Jason Lapeyre
  • line producer
    Coral Aiken
  • location manager
    Jess Lee
  • production assistant
    Erin Eastmure
    Mike Keita
    Thyrone Tommy
    Greg Speiser
    Kipling Harrop
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • online editor
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • sound mixer
    Serge Boivin
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
    Michael Fukushima
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • production coordinator
    Stéphanie Lalonde
    Dominique Forget
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima



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Ages 14 to 18

Study Guide - Guide 1

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Media Education - Film Animation

Ideal for projects in the visual arts and narrative writing. Why does the filmmaker hide his characters’ faces? What events from their past aren’t explained? Brainstorm different possibilities and write the missing story. Turn a conflict from your past into a narrative about two opposing characters. Come up with compound words that epitomize the different characters in your story. Use collage to illustrate the scenes in your story.

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