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Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

Que le soleil jamais ne voie briller tes larmes
Natalie Baird and Toby Gillies
2024 | 7 min 6 s
Animated & Live Action Short
English

Awards and Festivals

  • Official SelectionDOXA (2024)

Log Line

Synopsis


Directors Statement

Poster

Excerpts Coming Soon

Edith


Drawings


Feel all the happiness



Images


A shared imagining of Edith's drawings, animated by the directors

Edith holds a drawing she made about her son, titled "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"

Edith as the moon

Morning scene based on Edith's drawings

Nightscape based on Edith's drawings

Behind the scenes: directors Natalie Baird and Toby Gillies visit with Edith Almadi

Behind the scenes: Edith looks out her window at her personal care home

Behind the scenes: co-director Natalie Baird evolving the animation for the film

Behind the scenes: rendering butterfly animations

Team


Natalie Baird & Toby Gillies
Directors


Photo
Photo : Matt Horseman




Alicia Smith
Producer


Photo




David Christensen
Executive Producer


Photo
Photo : Courtesy



Credits

A film by

Natalie Baird

Toby Gillies

 

Featuring

Edith Almadi

 

Producer

Alicia Smith

 

Line Producer

Laetitia Seguin

 

Executive Producer

David Christensen

 

Editors

Natalie Baird

Toby Gillies

Oana Suteu Khintirian

 

Camera Operators

Natalie Baird

Toby Gillies

 

Sound Design

Andy Rudolph

Kelsey Braun

 

Music Composed by

Gilad Carroll

Sam Sarty

Andy Rudolph

 

Foley

Lise Wedlock

Assisted by

Carmelita Glowacki

 

Foley Recording

Geoffrey Mitchell

 

Re-recording

Jean Paul Vialard

 

Technical Directors

Eloi Champagne

Vincent McCurley

 

Technical Coordinators

Lyne Lapointe

Luc Binette

 

Online Editing

Serge Verreault

 

Credits Design

Alain Ostiguy

 

Translation

Esther Viragh

 

Studio Operations Managers

Devon Supeene

Darin Clausen

 

Studio Administrators

Bree Beach

 

Production Supervisors

April Dunsmore

Esther Viragh

 

Senior Production Coordinators

Janet Kwan

April Dunsmore

 

Production Coordinators

Jessica Smith

Everett Sokol

 

Legal Counsel

Peter Kallianiotis

 

Marketing Manager

Carly Kastner

 

Marketing Coordinator 

Harmonie Hemming

 

Publicist

Katja De Bock

 

Toby and Natalie met Edith in 2013 while working as artists-in-residence at Misericordia Health Centre.

This film is an expression of their shared imagination, incorporating Edith’s words and imagery from drawings made together over the years.

Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying  was made in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral homelands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples, and homeland of the Métis Nation.



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