Oscar 2012: Patrick Doyon Talks Sunday/Dimanche
PD: About the palette of color, in the beginning of this production, I wanted a lot of high contrast, but since this is more melancholy in tone, I changed the color and it was more gray or blue or faded colors.
BD: What has been your take away from this short and what are you working on next?
PD: Right now I'm doing illustrations for a children's book, and after that, later in the year, I will begin a new script for an animated short. I don't know the story yet but I have some ideas and concepts.
BD: What is the theme?
PD: I want to explore the theme of generational conflict because, in Sunday, there is the boy, the father and the grandfather, and I want to explore that kind of link between the three generations.
BD: Yeah, it's fascinating how certain traits get carried on when you least expect it.
PD: Yes, since I've been a father for two years, I've realized in doing some stuff my father did, it's hard to escape from patterns. This is the kind of story I want to explore.
Bill Desowitz is former senior editor of AWN and editor of VFXWorld. He has a new blog, Immersed in Movies (www.billdesowitz.com), and is currently writing a book about the evolution of James Bond from Connery to Craig, scheduled for publication this year, which is the 50th anniversary of the franchise.