NORTH OF BLUE

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“North of Blue is a stunning symphony which speaks to the explorer in us all.” -Chris Robinson, Ottawa International Animation Festival
“An utterly absorbing abstract feature inspired by the mysterious far north Canadian winter landscapes. Bloody great cinema!”Malcolm Turner, Director, Melbourne International Animation Festival
“North of Blue is beautiful work and a delicate and sophisticated experience.” –Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, Annecy Intermational Animation Festival
“Showcasing what animation can really do when it’s cut loose in the longer form.”Malcolm Turner, Director, Melbourne International Animation Festival

North of Blue – Awards

  • Yosemite International Film Festival: Best Animated Film (USA) 11-2-18
  • Local Sightings Film Festival: Best Sound Design Award and Best Composer Award, Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, USA) 9-23-18
  • Los Angeles CineFest (USA) Semi-finalist 1-19

Festivals

  • Annecy Intl. Animation Festival (World Premiere, France) 6-11-18
  • Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia) 6-17-18
  • Intl. Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR (Poznan, Poland) 7-10-18
  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival (USA) 8-25-18
  • Insomnia Animation Festival (Ukhnov, Russia) 7-19-8
  • Australian International Animation Festival (Brisbane) 8-4-18
  • Pixelatl Festival (Cuernavaca, Mexico) 9-4 to 9-18
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada) 9-18
  • Anim’Est Intl. Animation Festival (Bucharest, Romania) 9-28-18
  • Australian Intl. Animation Festival (Cairns, Queensland) 8-16-18
  • AnimaSyros Intl. Animation Festival (Athens, Greece) 9-28-18
  • ANIMAGE Intl. Animation Festival (Pernambuco, Brasil) 10-12-18
  • SPARK Animation 2018 (Vancouver, Canada) 10-18-18
  • ReAnimania Int. Animation Festival (Yerevan, Armenia) 10-31-18
  • Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (Portland, OR, USA) 11-4-18
  • Animae Caribe (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) 11-23-18
  • Mostra Internacional Films des Donas de Barcelona (Spain) 12-10-18
  • Los Angeles Animation Festival (USA) 12-1-18
  • Buenos Aires International Indie Film Festival (Argentina) 4-3 to 14-19

“Inspired by the chilling and mysterious winter landscapes of the Yukon, North of Blue is a mesmerizing non-narrative exploration giving form to the formless and offering shifting focal points and patterns that explore tensions between the recognizable and the strange.

Bursting with lively colours and dynamic shapes, North of Blue is abstract art come to life. Conventional silhouettes are deconstructed, stripping away meanings and associations to free the mind for a wildly subjective visit to the north. A dreamlike façade, North of Blue is a stunning symphony which speaks to the explorer in us all.” -Chris Robinson, Ottawa International Animation Festival

Jamie Haggerty composed the music and created the sound design with additional sound effects by Chris Barber. Paint effects, compositing and title design and animation by Brian Kinkley. Assistant animators: Neisje Morrell and Don Flores. Animation assistants: Rachel Bradley, Jesse Bray, Dui Oray and Gabe Mangold.

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North of Blue Screenings

  • Stuttgart International Animation Festival (w-i-p, Germany) 5-3-17
  • Hollywood Theatre (Portland, OR) 9-21-17
  • Frame by Frame Conference, DePaul University (Chicago, IL) 5-25-18
  • Cinémathèque québécoise (Montréal, Canada) 10-2-18
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