Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Video of the Day: Blacksmith

Video of the Day

Courtesy of the YoungCuts Film Festival

What's It Called?  Blacksmith

Who Made It? Written and Directed by Francis Martineau

Where Is It From? Montreal, Quebec, Canada

How Old Is the Director? 23

Who Is the Director?  Francis Martineau comes from a small town called Tingwick. He graduated from the Film Production Program at University Concordia in 2010. He did a lot on experimental work during his years at university is now working on a film called Salvation. He is also a full time editor for Manwin and did a lot of interviews for La Scene 1425.

What Is It?  Live Action Drama

How Long Is It?  3:44

What Is It About?  Shot for the 2011 24 Hour Film Race, this subversive short documents a blacksmith preparing for a blind date in his workshop with a mysterious woman.

When Did YoungCuts Play It?  2011

What Awards Did It Win?  Top 100 Short Films 2011 YoungCuts Film Festival, Nominated for Best Editor and Best Quebec Film.

Why Did We Play It?  Blacksmith has the appearance of a short film that took months to prepare, film and edit. As the characters in the film learn, appearances can be deceiving. Francis and his team managed to pack months worth of effort into just 24 hours. The fact that we would have picked his film no matter how long it took to film and edit just underscores how impressive this achievement was.

Filmmaker Statement  The 24 Hour Film Race gave us a theme to follow for our film. It was identify theft. I don't want to spoil the end of our short, but let's just say that I decided to think outside the box in my interpretation of the theme.


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Video of the day is brought to you in part by Canadian Heritage.

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