How big is the world? Searching for an answer, a young boy waves goodbye to his classmates, hops the schoolyard fence and disappears into the city, swallowed by the din and decadence of its machines and masses and automobiles. Back at school, amidst a crowd of confused onlookers, the runaway's best friend, a young artist, smiles and waves goodbye with equal parts understanding and expectation: she is biding her time, preparing for her own adventure to begin.
In Flutter, award-winning artist and illustrator Howie Shia marries traditional and digital media with a mish-mash score of jazz, electronics and sampling to create an urban fairy tale that sets to reclaim the contemporary world as fertile ground for epic adventure and romance. This is not a story about humble beginnings, but about two school kids with ambition and love so potent that they reinvent the landscape as endless canvases; infinite mazes. A film without words.
2006, 06 min 52 s
Also available in French
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Award for Best short Film - with a cash prize of 2,500$
July 5 to 23 2007, Montréal - Canada
Yorkton Film Festival
May 24 to 27 2007, Yorkton - Canada
Grand Prize - Category: Open - with a cash award of 1,000,000YEN (Approx: $10,000CDN)
International Anime Fair
March 22 to 25 2007, Tokyo - Japan
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