'Super Duper Super Hero: Turtle Trouble' | Mike Geiger | Canada

Canada holds an iconic and unique position in the world of indie, auteur animation. Beyond her network of world-class schools and the iconic institution known as the National Film Board of Canada is a vast, diverse and outrageously gifted community of fiercely independent animators that stretches from one coast to the other and makes do with whatever resources they can muster. Combined, their output is staggering in scope and scale and these three programs have been put together to paint a picture of one of the biggest unconnected animating collectives there is – the modern Canadian indie animators. Toronto filmmaker Patrick Jenkins personifies the Canadian indie spirit in every way. He has generously helped curate these programs, will be hosting our filmmaking workshop and will add his Canadian flare to the screenings by introducing each of the programs.


> Canadian Indie Showcase #1: Mon 24 June, 8.15pm
> Canadian Indie Showcase #3: Sat 29 June, 8.00pm
> Animation 101: Meet the Filmmaker - Patrick Jenkins (Canada), Mon 24 June, 5.15pm
> Flip Book Workshop: run by Patrick Jenkins
> NFB (National Film Board of Canada) 3D Stereoscopic Collection, Sat 22 June, 5pm

Patrick Jenkins
Canada, 2’46, 2010
A high-speed, abstracted, visual homage to the music of New York composer/musician John Zorn and jazz/klezmer band Masada.
The Myth Of Robo Wonder Kid
Joel Mackenzie
CANADA, 3’00, 2012
Crazy, eye-popping forces are unleashed when an experiment to create a Wonder Kid takes an explosively unexpected turn or two.
JC Little, Jen MacIntyre
CANADA, 4’05, 2011
An innocent savant, abroad in his own country, takes up every opposite opportunity presented to get under the skin of his French-speaking compatriots.
A Girl Named Elastika
Guillaume Blanchet
CANADA, 3’30, 2012
A way-cool, uber-clever, little tale about a girl on the move, proving that imagination is still the magical ingredient in a great film.
Super Duper Super Hero: Insector
Mike Geiger
CANADA, 1’22, 2012
Never turn your back on a villainous insect, not for a second, no matter how small. They’ll get you every time.
Nine In One
Iriz Paabo
CANADA, 1’11, 2010
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but sometimes it’s just simply an undeniable truth that appears before you.
Super Duper Super Hero: Turtle Trouble
Mike Geiger
CANADA, 1’41, 2012
Somebody has to step up to the plate when good turtles go bad.
The Term
Elizabeth Lewis
CANADA, 1’47, 2003
An absorbing visual rendition of a William Carlos Williams’ poem that breathes life into the most ordinary of objects temporarily caught in the movement of nature.
“Armour For A Boy”
Corey Lee, Michael Welchman
CANADA, 5’09, 2010
“As for the value of compassion and the value of companionship, you have shared nothing”. A stark tale depicted in an equally stark graphic novel style.
Farzin Farzaneh
CANADA, 11’00, 2010
The night has a thousand eyes, a million whispers and a temporal infinity that stretches beyond the echoes of footsteps in the dark.
Yellow Sticky Notes - Canadian Anijam
Jeff Chiba Stearns
CANADA, 7'45, 2013
Fifteen celebrated, independent Canadian animators collaborate here to create a sometimes crazed, sometimes introspective meditation on what they see as the biggest and littlest things in life using the medium of yellow Post-it notes.
Thunder River / Riviere Au Tonnerre
Pierre Hebert
CANADA, 7’54, 2011
One of Canada’s truly iconic, experimental animators focuses on the patterns of nature as he sees them in the cracks and crevices of the world around him.
Ann Marie Fleming
Canada, 5’22, 2008
An animated examination of the deceptive simplicities of movement and how sound can affect our perceptions of the planes we all move through.
The Perfect Detonator
Jay White
Canada, 10’09, 2011
A lumbering, destructive machine lumbers through the forest piloted by a frightened slave crew, who find escape in the wake of a small red bird.
Dancing With Northern Lights
Jonathan Amitay
CANADA, 2'45, 2009
Seldom has coloured-sand animation been put to better use than in this joyously visual piece that seamlessly blends native dance movements with a spectacular depiction of the northern lights.
When The Sun Turns Into Juice
Steven Woloshen
CANADA, 1'25, 2011
Inspired by Woloshen’s four-year-old daughter’s metaphor for a sunset and originally created as an art gallery installation housing a 200-foot-long acrylic filmstrip painting, this is the perfect way to close the program.

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