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WATCH: ‘I Am Here’ by Eoin Duffy released online

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Today sees the online release of Vancouver-based visual artist Eoin Duffy‘s National Film Board of Canada short I Am Here. As part of the ongoing second edition of the short animated film showcase CB Fest in association with Short of the Week, the film has been released simultaneously on Cartoon Brew, NFB.ca, Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook.

A mysterious traveler journeys across space and time in search of the origin of the universe, life, and  God. Eventually finding himself alone in the dying light of an aging cosmos, he arrives at a devastating realization. Yet the world continues to spin.
Through sharp modernist shapes and a riveting score by composer duo Menalon, I Am Here takes a curious and contemplative approach to dark and complex themes like the nature of time and consciousness. Directed by Oscar®-shortlisted animator Eoin Duffy and featuring the voice acting of Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest, Goon), I Am Here is a thoughtful and open-ended exploration of existence itself.

Having studied Visual Communication at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Eoin’s background in graphic design ultimately led to motion graphics and animation, notable works including his debut 2012 short On Departure with 2014’s The Missing Scarf shortlisted for Best Animated Short at the 86th Academy Awards and nominated for Best Short Film at the 27th European Film Awards.

Produced by Shirley Vercruysse and Maral Mohammadian of the NFB and Executive Produced by Michael Fukushima, I Am Here also boasts stunning sound design by John Black and a beguiling musical backdrop courtesy of composer duo Menalon.

Other films in the CB Fest line-up have included Tal Kantor’s In Other Words, Lori Malépart-Traversy’s Le Clitoris and Jennifer Zheng’s Tough.

Learn more about the film in our podcast interview with director Eoin Duffy (stream below or direct download):

For more on the work of Eoin Duffy visit eoinduffy.me

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