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Texada

Josephine Anderson and Claire Sanford
2023 | 17 min
Seated room-scale VR, combined with stereoscopic 360-degree video
English, French

Awards and Festivals

  • Doc Lab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2023


LONG SYNOPSIS


ONE AND TWO LINERS

Trailer


Poster

Images


Texada landscape. Photo credit: Image from the experience - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Texada VR landscape. Photo credit: Image from the experience - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Exterior quarry view, Texada Island, British Columbia, Canada. Photo credit: Image from the experience - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Bathers in the quarry, Texada Island, British Columbia, Canada. Photo credit: Image from the experience - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Texada VR landscape. Photo credit: Image from the experience - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Creators Josephine Anderson and Claire Sanford, shooting with 360 cam, Texada's exterior quarry, Texada Island, British Columbia, Canada. Photo credit: courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

Team


Josephine Anderson
Director


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Photo : Jackie Dives




Claire Sanford
Director


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Photo : Julia Kidder




Dana Dansereau
Producer (NFB)


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Photo : Emily Cooper




Nicholas Klassen
Producer


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Photo : Emily Cooper




Rob McLaughlin
Executive Producer


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Photo : Emily Cooper



Credits

Written & Directed by
Claire Sanford and Josephine Anderson

Featuring
Michael Sanford
Jacob Robert
Deniece Sulyma

With the Participation of
Sarah Bond
Mike Cocchrane
Ava Gordon
Jewels Goforth Smullin
Alivia Gussman
Peder Norbygaard
Dale Robertson
Carole Robertson
Dean Robertson
Morgan Robertson
Carlie Robertson
Paige Spence
Peter Stiles
Arleen Suen
Ted Thomson
Darren Zant

Producers
Nicholas Klassen
Dana Dansereau

Executive Producer
Rob McLaughlin

Project Manager
Jasmine Pullukatt

Technical Director
Vincent McCurley

Developer
Charm Games
Alan Jernigan – Studio Director
Will Phillips – Art Director
Matt Austin – Technical Lead
Cory S Hawthorne – Audio Lead
Derek Young – Creative Director
Dinos Tsiknis – Technical Director
Isabelle Rash – Operations Manager

Cinematographers
Claire Sanford
Josephine Anderson

Sound Recordists
Claire Sanford
Josephine Anderson

Sound Designer
Hanna Matahri

Music
Elori Saxl

Creative Consultant
Jonny Ostrem

Story Consultant
Jessica Dymond

Colour Grading
Elemental Post

Graphic Designer
Kara Blake

Studio Operations Managers
Camille Fillion
Janine Steele

Studio Administrator
Victoria Angell

XR Distribution and Market Development
Tammy Peddle

Marketing Coordinator
Julie Fortin

Publicist
Katja De Bock

Legal Services
Peter Kallianiotis

Many Thanks to
Comox Valley Art Gallery Curated Residency Program

Special Thanks to
Karen Vanderborght
Faron Gallier
Winston Lanyon
Mark Dolmont
Sacha Ratcliffe
Angela Somerset
Denise Lawson
Glen Sanford
Selina Crammond
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Tony Massil
Olivia McGilchrist
Nicolas Ayerbe Barona
Teri Snelgrove
Annabella Stoll-Dansereau
Stephanie Reed
Peter Lock
Julie Clarke
Scott Bainbridge
Amira Abouelalla
Leena Minifie
Rosemary & Max Anderson
Lisa Blackwell
Daniel Anderson
Matthew Anderson
Christopher Anderson
Bryan Marthaler
Freja Marthaler
Deborah Dumka
Hannah Sanford
Sophie Sanford
Mike Sanford
Doug Dumka
Charlotte Meredith
Kim George
Fox George-Sanford

NOTE FROM THE DIRECTORS
We are fortunate to have grown up at the edge of the Salish Sea, with its mountains and valleys, its cedars, firs and sword ferns, its black-tailed deer, whiskered seals and bioluminescent tides. The memories of our earliest childhood wonders reside here, alongside those of generations who called the region home long before our parents and grandparents arrived on its shores.

It also holds the stories of multigenerational pains and cruelties. All of these threads are interwoven, and our vantage is but one in the grand expanse of time. For many thousands of years, Texada Island has been home and host to the Tla’amin, shíshálh and K’ómoks peoples. We are deeply grateful to those with whom we share this place.

© 2023 National Film Board of Canada



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