Come Again in Spring

Come Again in Spring

| 11 min

This gentle tale about mortality works in subliminal ways. When an old man is visited by Death at his home in the meadows, he has to delve deep to secure more time for himself. Does he have the strength to find the answers he needs? Can we negotiate our time on earth? How do we reconcile our mortal fate? A lyrical look at a reality as old as humanity, yet as young as today. Based on a story by Richard Kennedy.

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Credits
  • director
    Belinda Oldford
  • designer
    Belinda Oldford
  • animator
    Belinda Oldford
  • music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • sound design
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • voice
    Jack Duffy
    David Hemblen
  • editing
    Pierre Plouffe
  • technical director
    Pierre Plouffe
  • digital imaging
    Pierre Plouffe
    Peter Kronowetter
    Benoît Chagnon
    Louis-André Fortin
    Jo Meuris
    David Anderson
    Daniel Aronson
    Jean Chang
    Stanley Chang
    Qin Leng
    Jason Smalridge
    Jasmine Yee
  • project inspiration
    Ishu Patel
  • additional animation
    Georgine Strathy
    Sylvain Lavoie
    Jodi Schuster
  • additional editing
    Benoît Chagnon
  • backgrounds
    Belinda Oldford
  • colouring
    Belinda Oldford
  • special visual effects
    Peter Kronowetter
    Benoît Chagnon
    Louis-André Fortin
    Jo Meuris
    David Anderson
    Daniel Aronson
    Jean Chang
    Stanley Chang
    Qin Leng
    Jason Smalridge
    Jasmine Yee
  • digital image consultation
    Jean-Marc Brosseau
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Landry
  • track reading
    Luigi Allemano
  • foley
    Monique Vézina
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • musician
    Michael Brown
    Dave Gossage
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
  • script consultant
    Ted Potochniak
  • online editing
    David Oxilia
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
    Richard Lesage
    Jelena Popovic
  • marketing
    Mia Desroches
    Hélène Tanguay
    Melissa Wheeler
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • production coordination
    Elaine Largie
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page

  • Lilofee13

    Thank you, Belinda, for this beautiful and atmospheric movie. I have read the story by Richard Kennedy and love it (like all his stories, especially Amy's Eyes), and would not have believed someone could make a film of it - and NOT spoil it. But you did, congratulations. At first I was first doubting the last scene was equally felicitous or valid as the other 99% of the film - you know, when Death turns into black birds (which is not part of the original story and gives him kind of an evil appearance, though he is just doing his job) but after some consideration, I believe now, it is. For a movie is a movie (is a movie...) - and a book is a book. You found a visual metaphor for the defeat of Death. And although he is, and has to be, kind towards the old man, his ambiguity is present also in the written story. Once again: Congratulations!

    Lilofee13, 22 Oct 2010