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Cam Christiansen gives playwright John Murrell's imagination free rein, suspending the laws of time and space to create a visual accompaniment to his flights of poetic fancy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Cam Christiansen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Blake Brooker  written by

Produced by
David Christensen .... executive producer
David Christensen .... producer
Bonnie Thompson .... producer
Original Music by
Dewi Wood 
Production Management
Mark Power .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Blake Brooker .... director: actors
Sound Department
Dewi Wood .... sound designer
Dewi Wood .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Cam Christiansen .... camera
Animation Department
Cam Christiansen .... animator: Anlanda
Editorial Department
Joe Owens .... colorist
Joe Owens .... online
Music Department
Dewi Wood .... musician
Other crew
Darin Clausen .... program administrator
Kelly Fox .... marketing manager
Maureen Hodgan .... production assistant
Faye Yoneda .... production coordinator
Meika Gillies .... special thanks
Wendy Millward .... special thanks
Steven Paget .... special thanks
Ossian Victor .... special thanks
Stella Victor .... special thanks
Peter Williams .... special thanks

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6 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, Psychedelic-type Visuals, 24 August 2010
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is a tribute to Alberta playwright John Murrell, who was originally from Texas but fled the country during the Viet Nam draft days. He wound up being very successful up north writing and having a love affair with a solitary existence and the joys of music as well as the written word.

He pays tribute here to other playwrights and poets, his favorite apparently being Emily Dickinson, and we get to hear some of his favorite musical pieces, such as Puccini's aria from Tosca.

Visually, I liked the '60s kind of look to this animated short. The psychedelic-type presentation might be a cliché for some folks, but not for me. The only thing this animated short did not do, at least for me, was tell me much about this man or make me feel anything for him (John Murrell). It's just void of that, which is a little strange since I believe it's supposed to be some kind of tribute to him.

However, a lot of people, like me, who bought the Blu-Ray DVD "Animation Express," are more interested in how it looks and on that, I'd say this short was winner. If I want information on Mr. Murell, I can look it up on the Internet (which I did). Otherwise, I thought the visuals made this five-minute animation fun to watch.

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