UPDATE: Costa Rica’s Creatures now launched, September 10, 2022. Thank you to all who attended! Recording and animation now available online

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, my animation Costa Rica’s Creatures premiered in Montreal! It was truly heartwarming to receive the multitude of good wishes from attendees, both in person, and online! Heartfelt thanks to everyone for watching!

In case you missed it, here is the YouTube live stream recording of the virtual launch (presentation begins at 47:07):

All versions of Costa Rica’s Creatures are now available on my Vimeo channel:

Costa Rica’s Creatures (English, no subtitles):

Costa Rica’s Creatures (English with French subtitles):

Costa Rica’s Creatures (English with Spanish subtitles):

Original event announcement

I am pleased to announce the premiere screening of my latest animation, Costa Rica’s Creatures, in Montreal, followed by a retrospective of my past works!

hand drawn cutout figures of two hummingbirds

Event details

When: Saturday, September 10 at 19h30 EDT (doors open at 19H00)

Can’t attend in person? Join the event virtually via YouTube live stream: Virtual event starts at 19H15 EDT.

Where: J.A. De Sève Cinema, J.W. McConnell Building (Library building)
1400 De Maisonneuve Ouest, LB-125 (Concordia University, SGW campus), Montréal, Québec

Free admission (no reservations required), and reception to follow.

Hope to see you there!

Screening programme

Premiere: Costa Rica’s Creatures, 2022 (08.22 min.) – digital

Some noteworthy facts about the wildlife of Costa Rica, based on my trip to the country in 2018.

Retrospective of past works (onsite screening only)

30 Days in Venice, 2018, (08.20 min.) – digital

A short animation recounting some of what I learned during my 30-day artist residency in Venice, in April 2017.

Saison à Saison, 2019 (01.50 min.) – digital

My entry for Kino Montréal‘s  “Monthly Challenge” in October 2019: Each participant had to create a 2-minute film on a given theme, and complete it within a month. The theme for this challenge was “Nightmare before Christmas: Films about Halloween and films about Christmas”.

Alien Tree Thinkers, 1994 (04.30 min.)  – Projected in original 35mm format

An assortment of overheard conversations, utterances during sleep, and possibly misunderstood ramblings. Never ignore a talking fish.

 Superfug, 1997(08.20 min.) – Projected in original 35mm format

An abstract exploration of an urban neighbourhood and its inhabitants.

Shadow Beat Trip , 1991 (01.04 min.)  digital

My first animated work: Shot on 16mm film, this was my final student project for my animation class at Concordia University.

 Untitled, 1994 (3.56 min.) – digital

An abstract exploration of animals in nature and the risks that they and their habitats face.

 Rule of F.E.M.M.E., 2000 (34.46 min), digital

A glimpse into the lives of students at a junior high (secondary) school. Stop-motion animation starring a cast of secondhand dolls.

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today.