May 26, 2009


Chris Landreth's latest film, The Spine will premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this coming June.

What makes a Landreth film really stand out from most other photorealistic 3D computer animated films out there is how he explores and exposes his character's inner realities to the outside world for all to see. According to the official website, The Spine is the exploration of the relationship between a man and a woman trapped in a spiral of mutual destruction. From this description and the stills I've managed to see, I think we can look forward to seeing some more explorations of the human condition and to be again touched and amazed by this very talented filmmaker.

But for those of us who can't wait until the Annecy festival, the NFB offers several shorts discussing the "making of" to whet our appetites:

http://www.nfb.ca/film/spine_making_of_new_generation_animations

http://www.nfb.ca/film/spine_making_of_story_genesis

http://www.nfb.ca/film/spine_making_of_the_studio

http://www.nfb.ca/film/spine_making_of_walkabout

And if that's not enough to hold you until Annecy, you could always watch Ryan again.

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