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Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'Mynarski Death Plummet'

Every Tuesday, Chris Robinson screens and hastily responds to (relatively) new animation short films. Today: Mynarski Death Plummet by Matthew Rankin.

Using a clever mix of stylized, silent cinema-era live-action with cameraless/scratch animation, this ingenious lo-fi short reimagines the final moments of Canadian WW2 hero, Andrew Mynarski, who sacrificed his life trying to save his pilot. Mynarski’s final plummet is a spectacular and thrilling death ballet that looks like footage taken from a lost collaboration between Norman McLaren and Guy Maddin (The Forbidden Room).

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A well-known figure in the world of independent animation, writer, author & curator Chris Robinson is the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.