Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dédé à travers les brumes

It almost slipped my mind due to my Ontario setting that the film I worked on as an assistant animator last spring is finally out in theaters. I doubt it's playing in these parts, but if you're in Quebec and haven't heard of it, definitely check it out.

So yeah, if you're not in the know, it's about the true story of Dédé Fortin, the leader of the 90's band "Les Colocs" which was culturally significant to the modern history of Quebeckers. Though the budget pales in comparison to your typical Hollywood fare, it certainly matches them in production quality. WAY beyond most Canadian films I've seen.

Pardon my bias, but there are some awesome little animated sequences slipped in here and there, despite it mostly being live action. Most of the animated sequences follow the exploits of a black cat name Belzebuth! There's also an awesome Stop-Mo sequence done by former Aardman animator Virpi Kettu.

You can get more info on the film here.