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The Colour of Ink

La couleur de l'encre
Brian D. Johnson
2022 | 105 min
Documentary
English, Spanish, Japanese with English subtitles

Awards and Festivals

  • Official SelectionTIFF, Toronto International Film Festival (2022)

Trailer


Poster


Logline

Excerpts

Jason shows his inks in progress


Koji Kakinuma uses Jason's ink


Margaret Atwood discusses the importance of ink


Jason creates ink by moonlight




About Jason Logan


Director's statement from Brian D. Johnson


FEATURED ARTISTS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Images

Brian D. Johnson
Photo: Brian D. Johnson

Jason Logan in his home studio.
Brian D. Johnson
Photo: Brian D. Johnson

Jason Logan forages in the Mojave Desert.

Roxx with client Justin Bullock at her studio in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Cartoonist Liana Finck at her home in Brooklyn.

Margaret Atwood doodles old-school at Wycliffe College in Toronto.

Jason Logan examines a blood sample that will will go into making Prussian Blue.

Painter Yuri Shimojo receives a bottle of Jason’ Logan’s Prussian Blue.

Jason Logan tests ink made from drywall dust.

Jason Logan forages magnetite at a ghost mine near Bancroft, Ontario.

Koji Kakinuma’s prepares his performance of large-scale calligraphy .

Jason Logan conducts an ink test.

Team


Brian D. Johnson
Writer, Filmmaker, Producer


Photo
Photo : Brian D. Johnson




Sherien Barsoum
Producer (NFB)


Photo
Photo : Adrianna Marling




Lea Marin
Producer (NFB)


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Photo : NFB




Kate Vollum
Associate Producer (NFB)


Photo




Anita Lee
Executive Producer


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Ron Mann
Executive Producer


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Photo : Sphinx Productions



Credits

Written and Directed by
Brian D. Johnson

Featuring
Jason Logan

Director of Photography
Nicholas De Pencier, C.S.C.

Editor
Robert Kennedy

Composer
Don Kerr

With the participation of
Rogers Cable Network Fund
Telefilm Canada
Ontario Creates

Producers
Sherien Barsoum (NFB)
Brian D.Johnson (Sphinx Productions)
Lea Marin (NFB)

Executive Producers
Anita Lee (NFB)
Ron Mann

Associate Producer
Kate Vollum

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-production with Sphinx Productions

With the participation of
Rogers Cable Network Fund
Telefilm Canada
Ontario Creates

In association with Documentary Channel

 

 

FEATURING
(In Order of Appearance)
JASON LOGAN
KOJI KAKINUMA
ROXX
JUSTIN BULLOCK
CATS KELLY
LIANA FINCK
ESTHER VAN HULSEN
HABUCUC AVENDARIO LUIS
HEIDI SOPINKA
SOREN LOGAN
WINTER LOGAN
LUX LOGAN
HEIDI GUSTAFSON
COREY BULPITT
MANUEL LOERA FERNANDEZ
FIDEL CRUZ
MARIA CRUZ
MARGARET ATWOOD
YURI SHIMOJO
ARVID AL CHALABI
THOMAS LITTLE
JULIA NORTON
WENDY MACNAUGHTON
MARTA ABBOTT
SOROYA SYED
CHRIS FOUTS
MARTA ABBOTT
SORAYA SYED
EVA NOVAK



Press Relations

  • About the NFB

    The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.

  • About Sphinx Productions

    Sphinx Productions is a documentary film and television production company, based in Toronto, Canada, that has been producing award-winning films since 1980. Recent productions include Ron Mann’s Carmine Street Guitars a feature length documentary about the legendary Greenwich Village guitar shop.

    http://www.sphinxproductions.com/