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The Orchid and the Bee

Frances Adair McKenzie
2020 | 5 min
Virtual reality

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionAnnecy International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, France (2020)

  • Official Selection Mutek - XR Salon (2020)

  • Official SelectionOttawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada - VR Competition (2020)

  • Official Selection Spark Animation Festival (2020)

  • Official SelectionFantoche - International Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland (2020)

  • Official SelectionGeneva International Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland (2020)

  • Official SelectionBucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF), Bucheon, South Korea (2021)

An immersive ode to nature’s struggle for existence


LONG SYNOPSIS


TECHNOLOGY


BEHIND THE SCENES

Trailer


Teaser - 20 sec. - Jellyfish


Teaser - 20 sec. - Orchid


Teaser - 20 sec. - Pig


Images



Production Still

Production Still


Team


Frances Adair Mckenzie
Director


Photo
Photo : Stacy Lee




Eloi Champagne
Technical Director


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Jelena Popović
VR Producer


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Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer


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Credits

Written and Directed by
Frances Adair Mckenzie

Producer
Jelena Popović

Executive Producer
Michael Fukushima

Based on the idea by
Frances Adair Mckenzie, Michael Juretic & Luka Sanader

Design + Animation
Frances Adair McKenzie
Brandon Blommaert
Fred Casia
Elise Simard

Compositing and Stereoscopy
Fred Casia
Frances Adair Mckenzie

Technical Director
Eloi Champagne

Online Editing
Serge Verreault

Set Fabrication
Dany Boivin
Frances Adair Mckenzie

Set Dressing Assistant
Eva Cvijanović

Maquette – Maya
Noncedo Khumalo

Technical Consultant
Dominic Mercier

Technical Advisers
Frank Nadeau
Frédéric Sauvé

Music
Jennifer Castle
© 2019 National Film Board of Canada –

Office national du film du Canada (SOCAN)

Sound design
Catherine Van Der Donckt

Immersive Sound Design
Headspace Studio

Re-recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Foley and Music Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Foley
Karla Baumgardner

Foley Assistant
Rod Thibeault

Titles and Credits
Brandon Blommaert
Fred Casia

Technical Coordination
Randall Finnerty
Luc Binette
Maud Chayer

Studio Administration
Victoire Bessette
Rosalina Di Sario

Senior Production Coordinator
Dominique Forget

Studio Coordinators
Barry Ahmad
Faisal Moula

Special thanks
Charlotte Fisher
Astroplastique

Marketing
Laurianne Désormiers
Sophie Thouin

THE ORCHID AND THE BEE
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
© 2020




Press Relations

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    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745
    n.viau@nfb.ca

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