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The Hangman at Home – VR

Michelle and Uri Kranot
2020 | Virtual Reality

Selections and Awards

  • Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive WorkVenice International Film Festival, Venice, Italy (2020)

  • Official Selection – VR Competition Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada (2020)


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Michelle and Uri Kranot
Directors
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Michelle and Uri Kranot

Michelle and Uri Kranot’s work has expanded beyond traditional animation, fusing painting, drawing, and new technologies into contemporary experiences. Their work is frequently characterized by a poetic sensibility and fragmented narratives exploring past and present, fact and fiction. They enjoy collaborative projects and experimentation.

The Kranots are the founders of TinDrum, a research and development studio. They are the producers and creative directors of ANIDOX, a program of The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, that focuses on developing and producing animated documentaries.

The Kranots first gained recognition with films such as Black Tape, Hollow Land, How Long, Not Long and the VR installations Nothing Happens and Songbird. They have been honoured with top industry awards for their work, including the FIPRESCI Prize at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, a place on the Academy Awards® Shortlist, and the Danish Arts Foundation award for the performing arts.

In addition to screenings at many prominent film festivals, their works have been exhibited at prestigious venues around the world, including the Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Wien, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Today Art Museum in Beijing and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark. Both Michelle and Uri graduated with honours from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Uri received his MFA from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. Both are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Originally from Israel, Michelle and Uri live in Denmark with their family and work in various countries around the world. www.tindrum.com


Lana Tankosa Nikolic
Producer (Late Love Production)
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Lana Tankosa Nikolic

Lana started Late Love Production in 2016 with the goal of creating high-quality auteur projects. She produces art-house animation, documentaries, shorts, features and VR experiences, always pursuing intelligent, thought-provoking work that challenges audiences. Lana has co-produced with organizations in France, Canada, the UK and Germany, and has had projects financed and supported by the Danish Film Institute and the West Danish Film Fund. She works with directors such as Michelle and Uri Kranot, Paul Bush and Martina Scarpelli, and is currently developing two feature films. Since 2010, Lana has been working as the Educational Coordinator for Animation and CG Arts at The Animation Workshop, VIA University College, in Viborg, Denmark. She is also the Danish ambassador to the European Animation Awards and the chairperson of the PLASTIC Collective, where her office and studio space are located.


Avi Amar
Producer (Floréal Films)
Biography
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Avi Amar

Before he founded Floréal Films in 2014, Avi worked with several production companies prior to working for Orange Studio. He has produced films in various formats that have gone on to be screened and win awards at prestigious festivals. Avi has always sought to support and defend the filmmakers who trust him, placing high standards, passion and an artistic sensibility at the centre of his practice. He sees it as the role of a producer to put content at the heart of the filmmaking process.

 


Katayoun Dibamehr
Producer (Floréal Films)
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Katayoun Dibamehr

Prior to joining Floréal Films in 2018, Katayoun worked in Montreal’s festival scene (MUTEK, Pop Montréal, RIDM), and she has worked at the Festival du nouveau cinéma as the Head of Digital Development for the FNC Explore section since 2011. While continuing to program, Katayoun also strives to work closely with artists to support and represent them as she moves towards producing innovative, immersive and multi-screen content.

 


Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
Producer (Miyu Productions)
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Emmanuel-Alain Raynal

After graduating from the cinema studies program at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Emmanuel-Alain embarked on a career as both director and producer. In 2007, he and three associates co-founded Les Films de la Flibuste, which soon produced a feature film. Driven by the desire to champion a specific kind of filmmaking and to bring animation projects to fruition, he founded Miyu Productions in 2009. Today he manages all of the company’s networking relationships with channels, institutions, and other producers. He also launches new projects, oversees the ongoing search for new talent and, working with Pierre Baussaron, manages the company’s production strategy and project development. In addition, Emmanuel-Alain is committed to various institutional roles: he is Vice-President of Animation at the independent producers syndicate (SPI), a member of the administration committee of the French animation cinema association (AFCA), and a member of the Occitanie regional commission for animation.

 


Pierre Baussaron
Producer (Miyu Productions)
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Pierre Baussaron

Pierre Baussaron studied management before joining Groupe Danone in 2004 as an organizational development manager, after which he took on the role of marketing manager, overseeing brands such as Salvetat and Badoit for four years. He launched a consultancy service in management, strategy and communication in 2010, and in 2011 he founded Blast Production. He soon became completely devoted to producing, and began to develop short films and a series of short programs for television in 2012. Guided by a strong desire to produce animation projects that were closer to his artistic sensibility, and to be engaged in a more dynamic environment, he joined Miyu Productions in 2015 as Associate Producer and Executive VP, working alongside founder Emmanuel-Alain Raynal. Pierre manages the company’s administrative and financial activities and acts as line producer for its projects and commissioned activities. He also manages production strategy and project development with Emmanuel-Alain.

 

 


Marc Bertrand
Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Marc Bertrand

Since joining the NFB’s French Animation Studio in 1998, Marc Bertrand has produced more than one hundred films, including a number of award-winning titles. He’s worked with Theodore Ushev for many years, producing some of the filmmaker’s most significant works, including Tower Bawher (2006); Drux Flux (2009); Lipsett Diaries (2010), which received a Genie Award and a Special Mention at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival; Gloria Victoria, winner of the 2013 FIPRESCI Award at Annecy; and Blind Vaysha, which won both the Jury Award and the Junior Jury Award for a Short Film at Annecy before being nominated for an Oscar® in 2017. He also produced Patrick Doyon’s Oscar-nominated short Sunday (2011), which won the 2012 Jutra Award for Best Animated Film.

Over the years, Marc has worked with both established and up-and-coming filmmakers, including Jacques Drouin (Imprints2004), Georges Schwizgebel (Romance, 2011, Genie Award), Nicola Lemay and Janice Nadeau (No Fish Where to Go, 2014FIPRESCI Award at Annecy), Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (Jutra, 2013, Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Jutra Award, Canadian Screen Award), and Diane Obomsawin (I Like Girls, 2016, Ottawa International Animation Festival award).

Marc’s most recent projects include Moïa Jobin-Paré’s No Objects (Special Jury Prize at Animafest Zagreb 2019), Theodore Ushev’s The Physics of Sorrow (winner of more than 20 festival awards), the 13-episode series by graphic novelists Iris and Cathon, The Great List of Everything, and Catherine Lepage’s The Great Malaise (selected at the Berlinale). Andreas Hykade’s new opus, Altötting, and Michelle and Uri Kranot’s short animated film and VR installation, Hangman at Home, will be released in 2020.


Julie Roy
Executive Producer (NFB)
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Julie Roy

As the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s French Animation Studio, Julie Roy has produced some 40 animated short films. She holds a master’s degree in cinema studies from Université de Montréal and has published numerous articles about women and animated films.

In 2019, she co-produced Regina Pessoa’s Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days (Ciclope Filmes/NFB/Les Armateurs), which won two awards at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, including the Jury Award in the short film category. She was also the executive producer for Theodore Ushev’s new film, The Physics of Sorrow. Other recent productions include Patrick Bouchard’s The Subject and Matthew Rankin’s The Tesla World Light, both of which screened at Cannes, at the 2018 Directors’ Fortnight and the 2017 Semaine de la Critique, respectively. In 2016, she co-produced Franck Dion’s The Head Vanishes (Papy 3D/NFB), which won the Cristal Award at Annecy. Among the many other artists whose work she has guided are Claude Cloutier and Michèle Lemieux.

Roy encourages diverse approaches to filmmaking. She is currently developing an interactive installation with Nicolas Brault and working with Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Madame Tutli-Putli, 2007) on their next short film.

Press Relations

  • About Late Love Production

    Late Love Production is an animation studio based in Viborg, Denmark, owned by producer Lana Tankosa Nikolic. It produces art-house animation, documentaries, shorts, features and VR experiences, developing intelligent, high-quality auteur projects that challenge audiences. Late Love Production co-produces with organizations in France, Canada, the UK and Germany, and has had projects financed and supported by the Danish Film Institute and the West Danish Film Fund. Lana has worked with directors such as Michelle and Uri Kranot, Paul Bush and Martina Scarpelli.

  • About Floréal Films

    Founded in 2014, Floréal Films is an independent production company based in Paris whose mission is to discover filmmakers with a desire to express themselves through their craft. Their aim is to establish lasting relationships with an emerging generation of talent, accompanying them at every step and coming up with tailor-made production strategies for both traditional filmmaking and new forms of storytelling.

  • About Miyu Productions

    Created in May 2009 by Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Miyu Productions is an audiovisual production company that specializes in animation, creating short films, series and features. Since 2015, Emmanuel-Alain has led the company in collaboration with Pierre Baussaron.

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. NFB interactive productions and digital platforms have won 100 awards, including 21 Webbys. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB creators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.