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Damien Robitaille

Blackfly

This animated film about the pesky blackfly is based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by the McGarrigle sisters. It recounts Hemsworth's battles with this quintessential "critter" during a summer of surveying in Northern Ontario.

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This animated film about the pesky blackfly is based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by the McGarrigle sisters. It recounts Hemsworth's battles with this quintessential "critter" during a summer of surveying in Northern Ontario.

— Damien Robitaille

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Comments

  • cbarzo@telus.net

    “My first encounter with blackflies was on a canoe trip I took while in highschool up near Parry Sound. I had thought mosquitos were bad but blackflies are worse. Once we left the water to go on land, the blackflies were a'comin. I used a t-shirt over my head to keep the pesks away and learned to flick them out of my plate of food as I tried to eat in peace. This song could have been our theme song. ” — cbarzo@telus.net, 2 Feb 2012

  • gavinconway

    “Its been stuck in my head for 20 years” — gavinconway, 7 Nov 2011

  • trying

    “This is a great film.” — trying, 16 Jan 2010

  • jfcote

    “I love this film! ” — jfcote, 7 Jan 2010

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Film Credits

director
Christopher Hinton
animation
Christopher Hinton
producer
William Pettigrew
camera
Jacques Avoine
Pierre Landry
Raymond Dumas
Lynda Pelley
sound editing
Jackie Newell
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
music
Wade Hemsworth
Kate McGarrigle
Anna McGarrigle

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