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Talking at Night

Eric Thiessen
2017 | 6 min 49 s

Selections and Awards

  • Ruth Shaw Award (Best of Saskatchewan) Yorkton Film Festival 2018


Long Synopsis


Production Notes


Doc Lab Saskatchewan

Clip

Interview with Eric Thiessen

Images

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Eric Thiessen, Filmmaker.
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Eric Thiessen, Filmmaker.
Doc Lab Saskatchewan Filmmakers: Kristin Catherwood, Eric Thiessen, Louise BigEagle.

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Team


Eric Thiessen
Director
Biography
Photo
Photo : Taryn Snell


Eric Thiessen

Eric Thiessen is a Saskatoon-based filmmaker as well as a Senior Communications Advisor with Federated Co-operatives Limited. His past work includes writing and directing for a Gemini Award-winning rodeo documentary series, Hell on Hooves. Eric holds a master’s degree from the University of Calgary and is an instructor at the Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon, where he teaches film history to the next generation of Saskatchewan storytellers.


Robin Schlaht
Mentoring Director
Biography
Photo
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Robin Schlaht

Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Robin Schlaht began his career in still photography before moving into writing, directing and producing both documentary and dramatic projects for film and television. Born and raised in a small prairie town, Robin has travelled the world to make and present his films, including at such prestigious festivals as TIFF, South by Southwest, FIPA (France) and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.


Jon Montes
Producer
Biography
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Jon Montes

Based in Winnipeg, Jon Montes has been a producer with the NFB’s North West Studio since 2016, and is currently developing a slate of documentary and animation projects in Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Completed projects include Talking at Night (dir. Eric Thiessen), To Wake Up the Nakota Language (dir. Louise BigEagle), and Ride (dir. Kristin Catherwood), all produced through the Doc Lab Saskatchewan initiative, as well as Breaths (dir. Nyla Innuksuk) and Music in the Prairie Night (dir. Mike Maryniuk), both made for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. As associate producer with the NFB from 2013–2015 in St. John’s and Montreal, Jon worked on the feature documentaries Gun Runners (Hot Docs 2016) and Danny (Hot Docs 2015), the animated short 54 Hours (Founder’s Award, Yorkton Film Festival), the interactive documentary Bubble Dancers (32nd International Environmental Film Festival, Paris), and the 10th and 11th editions of the Hothouse intensive program for emerging animators. A transplanted East Coaster, Jon holds an MA in Communication & Culture from York and Ryerson universities.

 

Credits

Written and Directed by
Eric Thiessen

Director of photography
Darryl Kesslar

Editor
John Gurdebeke

Sound designer
Cary Ciesielski

Mentoring director
Robin Schlaht

Sound recordist and assistant editor
Tracy Westgard

Stills photographer
Nicole Romanoff

Technical co-ordination
Luc Binette
Candice Desormeaux

Technical support – editing
Isabelle Painchaud
Patrick Trahan

Titles
Mélanie Bouchard

Online editing
Serge Verreault

Recording & re-recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Thanks
Audrey Armstrong
Alyssa Blatz
Emily Britz
Elyse Lafrance
Jocelyn Pederson
Lara Poellet
Tanis Pura
Patricia Reed
Jasmine St. Marie
Erin Dean
Rita Field
Tobi Lampard
Greg Magirescu
Talking at Night 
Devin McAdam and PAVED Arts
Jordan Mills
Robyn & David Parker
Gordon Pepper
Michelle Van Beusekom

Centre operations manager
Darin Clausen

Administrator
Bree Beach

Production coordinator
Faye Yoneda

Production supervisor
Esther Viragh

Legal counsel
Christian Pitchen

Marketing manager
Leslie Stafford

Publicist
Katja De Bock

Associate producer
Dara Jade Moats

Producer
Jon Montes

Executive producer
David Christensen

 

 



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