Wt Film Fest: Nova Seed

Things to do
Wt Film Fest: Nova Seed
More Less
Wt Film Fest: Nova Seed says
Dir. Nick Dilberto
Cast: Nick DiLberto
CANADA | 64 min | 2016

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/168400823
Tickets: $10
Festival Pass: $30 (https://www.universe.com/wtf2016)

An eye-popping animated sci-fi fable in the tradition of Moebius and Miyazaki, painstakingly hand-animated by independent Canadian animator Nick DiLiberto over four years. Despite spinning a familiar yarn that features a reluctant hero combating an evil subterranean mad-scientist (perfectly named Doctor Mind Skull), DiLiberto peppers every frame with wonderfully eclectic details that teases a much larger canvas as he catapults the audience from set-piece to set-piece with an aesthetic sensibility that feels both nostalgic and fresh.

Though the film is due to be remastered by Toronto animation studio HOUSE OF COOL, WHAT THE FILM FEST audiences will have a rare chance to see the unvarnished work-in-progress cut, complete with its lo-fi sound design, endearingly vocalized a cappella by the animator himself in lieu of library effects or traditional foley. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be among the first to see a future cult classic. (Peter Kuplowsky)

See the WTFilmFest line up here:
More Less

By: The Royal Cinema - Toronto

1 person listening