NORTH OF BLUE

I am delighted to report that North of Blue won Best Feature Film at the Los Angeles Animation Festival and Best Animated Film at the ​Yosemite International Film Festival. The fabulous soundtrack by Jamie Haggerty won the Best Sound Design Award and the Best Composer Award at the Local Sightings Film Festival in Seattle. Upcoming North of Blue screenings: Xcèntric Centre of Contemporary Culture in Barcelona, Spain (April 4, 2019), Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival in Argentina (April 2019), Chilemonos International Animation Festival in Santiago, Chile (April 6 to 10, 2019) and CIDCAP Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico (July 9 to 11, 2019), Fantoche International Animation Festival (Baden, Switzerland) 9-19 and the IndieCork Film Festival in Ireland (Oct. 6 to 13, 2019).

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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

  • Los Angeles Animation Festival: Best Feature Film (USA) 12-1-1
  • Yosemite International Film Festival: Best Animated Film (USA) 11-2-18
  • Local Sightings Film FestivalBest 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 Intl. 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
  • Moscow Animation Marathon Solyanka State Gallery (Moscow, Russia) 11-1 to 5-18
  • Mostra Internacional Films des Donas de Barcelona (Spain) 12-10-18
  • VOID Intl. Animation Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark) 1-30-19
  • Xcèntric Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Spain) 4-4-19
  • Buenos Aires International Indie Film Festival (Argentina) 4-3 to 14-19
  • Chilemonos Intl. Animation Festival (Santiago, Chile) 5-6 to 10-19
  • CIDCAP International Congress of Communication, Languages and Multimedia (Guadalajara, Mexico) 7-9 to 11-19
  • Fantoche International Animation Festival (Baden, Switzerland) 9-19
  • IndieCork Film Festival (Cork, Ireland) 10-6 to 13-19

“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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