Impromptu

Impromptu


                                Impromptu
| 10 min

This short animation takes a look at the redemptive power of food, wine, music and love through the eyes of our protagonist, Chuck. A husband and father, Chuck is jovially cooking dinner and listening to Chopin when his wife Sylvie spontaneously invites a group of boisterous colleagues over for dinner. The festivities begin to spiral out of control, and Chuck must find his way through a planned diner à deux that has turned into pandemonium. Filmmaker Bruce Alcock follows the fine tradition of beloved food films such as Babette’s Feast, using the preparation of a meal as a vehicle for exploring the grand themes of love and life through simple yet evocative line drawings.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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Credits
  • director
    Bruce Alcock
  • producer
    Tina Ouellette
    Annette Clarke
    Michael Fukushima
  • writer
    Ed Riche
    Bruce Alcock
  • cast
    Robert Joy
    Otto Alcock
    Liz Solo
    Mary Lewis
    Sean Panting
    Brian Marler
    Jane Dingle
  • art direction
    Bruce Alcock
    Cesare Battista
  • animation
    Bruce Alcock
    Cesare Battista
  • additional animation
    François-Marc Baillet
    Jerome Metraux
    Michael Mann
    Ken Meyer
    Zachary Green
    Kyle Sharpe
    Lokesh Reddy
    Wes Sargent
    Ian Godfrey
    Nathaniel Akin
  • stereo consultant
    Francisco Massanet
  • editing
    Cesare Battista
  • production manager
    Elizabeth Murray
    Lynn Andrews
  • production coordination
    Allison Barry
    Chris Brodie
  • production accounting
    Kathy Watt
    Fion Yung
  • French versioning director
    Benoit Rousseau
  • translation
    Paul Gagné
    Lori Saint-Martin
  • sound design
    Alex Hall
    Wayne Kozak
    Chris McIntosh
  • sound recording
    Don Ellis
    Scott Yates
  • sound studio
    Leo Bruce
  • continuity
    Lynn Kristmanson
  • technical co-ordination
    Steve Hallé
  • digital imaging
    Éloi Champagne
    Randall Finnerty
  • mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
    John William Lutz
    Vanessa Larsen
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
  • musician
    Bill Brennan
    Paul Bendzsa
    Duane Andrews
    George Morgan
    Bruce Alcock
  • executive producer
    Tina Ouellette
    Bruce Alcock
    Ravida Din
    Roddy McManus