Vistas: Ignition

Vistas: Ignition

| 3 min

This animated short evokes the experience of driving alone on an unlit rural road at night. Darkness is broken by the beam of headlights, creating dancing shadows that obscure what lies beyond the road.

Vistas is a series of 13 short films on nationhood from 13 Indigenous filmmakers from Halifax to Vancouver. It was a collaborative project between the NFB and APTN to bring Indigenous perspectives and stories to an international audience.

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  • writer
    Doug, Jr. Smarch
  • animator
    Doug, Jr. Smarch
  • director
    Doug, Jr. Smarch
  • technical art consultant
    Bob McAfee
  • editor
    Eliot Piltz
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • music composer
    Robyn Traill
  • re-recording engineer
    Doug Paterson
  • producer
    Yves J. Ma
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen

  • Appaloosaone

    Very interesting and artistic. Not crazy about the music for this one. I was expecting some northern lights! Colours were excellent, so was fog.

    Appaloosaone, 23 Sep 2010