Big Trees

Big Trees

This short semi-animated film tells the story of a woman's spectacular ocean view from her apartment in Vancouver’s West End. How far will she go when leaves start to obscure her panorama, her light and her happiness? A brilliant blend of stop-motion, projections and models, drawings and altered live-action transports us into a meditation on the tension between urban life and the natural environment. Like Don Giovanni, will our ambitious protagonist stop at nothing to get her way?

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Credits
  • writer
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • director
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • original music composer
    Gordon Durity
    Alessandro Juliani
  • lyrics
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • animation
    Kevin Langdale
  • production designer
    Erik Whittaker
  • miniatures photography
    Erik Whittaker
  • editor
    Ann Marie Fleming
    Jeanne Slater
  • featuring
    Yolaine Mottet
    Alessandro Juliani
    Erik Whittaker
    Ben Ratner
    Meg Roe
    Rick Tsai
    Faith the Pug
  • singer
    Alessandro Juliani
    Scott McNeil
    Meg Roe
    Rebecca Shoichet
    Rick Tsai
  • musician
    Alessandro Juliani
    Gordon Durity
  • production manager
    Ruth Vincent
  • cinematographer
    Brian Johnston
  • camera assistant
    Wendy Dallian
  • digital imaging technician
    Werner Thomas
  • sound playback
    Jill Sharpe
  • hair
    Bonni Reid
  • makeup
    Bonni Reid
  • production assistant
    Devon Ellis-Durity
  • compositing
    Kevin Langdale
  • titles
    Kevin Langdale
  • digital imaging specialist
    Éloi Champagne
    Randall Finnerty
  • technical coordination
    Steve Hallé
  • matte cutting
    Ceile Prowse
    Fred Casia
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • sound design
    Gordon Durity
  • sound editing
    Gordon Durity
  • recording
    Rukkus House
  • re-recording
    Rukkus House
  • executive producer
    Roddy McManus
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Simon Zaurinni
  • marketing manager
    Paule Béland
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima