The Real Place

The Real Place

| 5 min

Animator Cam Christiansen gives Texas-born playwright John Murrell's imagination free rein, suspending the laws of time and space to create a visual accompaniment to his flights of poetic fancy. Despite its more fantastic elements, Murrell's work is grounded in a profound appreciation for the real. History and place play a critical role in his work, where everyone from Sarah Bernhardt to Walt Whitman puts in an appearance. But behind the spectacle, the mask, and the play itself, is a man happily creating his own world. This film was produced for the 2008 Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

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  • recipient
    John Murrell
  • writer
    Blake Brooker
  • director
    Cam Christiansen
  • animator
    Cam Christiansen
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
    David Christensen
  • composer
    Dewi Wood
  • sound designer
    Dewi Wood
  • camera
    Cam Christiansen
  • sound recordist
    Dewi Wood
  • on-line
    Joe Owens
  • colourist
    Joe Owens
  • director of actors
    Blake Brooker
  • actor
    Denise Clarke
    Michael Green
    Maureen Hodgan
    Ossian Victor
    Stella Victor
    Rasmus Victor
    Meika Gillies
  • voice
    John Murrell
  • musician
    Dewi Wood
  • production assistant
    Maureen Hodgan
  • production coordinator
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • marketing manager
    Kelly Fox
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen

  • Morag

    Thank you for the inspiration - a remarkable mid-afternoon surprise.

    Morag, 15 Dec 2011