I finished my summer film project recently with the help of Aanmitaagzi’s Summer Arts Program and the Future in Safe Hands Collective. “The End of the World” was a commissioned work through IFCO‘s Origin 8 project. I am very happy with the results even with the technical issues having 70% of the film destroyed during developing. There is a screening coming up on September 16th in Ottawa to premier the work and set it loose on the world. Thanks to everyone involved for helping out, I couldn’t have done it without you all.
Film Title: The End of the World
Production Format: Super 8mm/Colour
Screening Format: Digital
Running Time: 5min / 6min with credits
Recommended Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Year Production Completed: 2016
Synopsis: “The End of the World” is a short film depicting a world where an invasion is taking place destroying the local way of life. This invasion is depicted as a faceless force of hostile people. The goal with this work will be to show one way of life being forced to end without identifying either the invaders or locals. They all remain, as abstract representations of people not any specific culture or group. Using masks and abstract camera techniques this short work mirrors a depiction of colonization. “The End of the World” explores notions of Fear, Assimilation, Environment and Chaos as well as many themes specific to a current Indigenous worldviews.
Technical Treatment: A large portion of the film was destroyed due to technical issues in developing resulting in a dynamic shift in the projects development. Time constraints and resources forced this project to adapt and become different than originally designed. It was a challenging and exceptional experience for all.