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Monster The Short Film

A short film about a girl's journey to feed an illusive monster lurking in the woods. 



Production country: 
Fantasy / Science Fiction
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Monster a short film diected by Deborah Burns
Production year: 
July, 2011
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About the Director: 

A native of Vancouver, BC, Deborah Burns graduated with a BA from
Simon Fraser University. She has since worked as a graphic designer
for Vancouver Art Gallery and Vancouver Opera. Her script “Monster”
won the 2009 Hotshots Short Screenplay Competition. The award provided
funding to direct her first quality production with seasoned
cinematographer Jon Joffin, it stars Jodelle Ferland and features a
professional CGI crew who designed and animated a photo-realistic

Film director: 
Deborah Burns
Rich Johnson
About the Producer: 
Rich Johnson is a filmmaker and animation editor. His film work includes "My Friend Barry", a live action web series that uses stop motion and live action. Rich was interviewed for My Friend Barry and published in the book, “The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation”, by Ken Priebe, where Rich explains how he was able to combine the live action performances that were improvised with a stop-motion animated character in the same scene. He has also produced and edited an up and coming short narrative film; “Monster”, that was the winner of the 2010 Vancouver hot shots screenplay competition. Rich is currently producing the last details of the visual effects for Monster, slated to be complete in late June of this year, 2011. As an animation editor Rich has worked on numerous award winning animated series at Nerdcorps Entertainment for clients, Alliance Atlantis, YTV, Cartoon Network, BBC Kids, Disney U.K., and Mattel among others.
Deborah Burns
Rich Johnson
Film photographer: 
Jon Joffin
Jeff Davis,Maureen Murphy,Mario Loubert,David Livingstone
Shanto Bhattacharya
Art Director: 
Deborah Burns
Enigma Arcana,Daniela Agosta, Nicole Brown
Enigma Arcana
Cast 1: 
Jodelle Ferland
Cast 2: 
R. Douglas Hutchison
Film synopsis: 
A short film about Hannah’s journey to feed an illusive monster lurking in the woods. Set in the future, her village lives in harmony with nature. The monster is their only problem. Every time he is hungry he roars, and the villagers hold a lottery. The unlucky winner must sneak into the forest to drop off food and then get out quickly. As a result no one has ever seen the monster. Hannah is a curious teen who inadvertently breaks rules. As a consequence her journey will end much differently than her predecessors.
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
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Original Film Format: 
Digital - other
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