The Real Place

The Real Place

Animator Cam Christiansen gives Texas-born playwright John Murrell's imagination free rein, suspending the laws of time and space to create a visual accompaniment to his flights of poetic fancy. Despite its more fantastic elements, Murrell's work is grounded in a profound appreciation for the real. History and place play a critical role in his work, where everyone from Sarah Bernhardt to Walt Whitman puts in an appearance. But behind the spectacle, the mask, and the play itself, is a man happily creating his own world. This film was produced for the 2008 Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

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Film Credits

Blake Brooker
Cam Christiansen
Cam Christiansen
Bonnie Thompson
David Christensen
Dewi Wood
sound designer
Dewi Wood
Cam Christiansen
sound recordist
Dewi Wood
Denise Clarke
Michael Green
Maureen Hodgan
Ossian Victor
Stella Victor
Rasmus Victor
Meika Gillies
John Murrell
executive producer
David Christensen

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