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NFB presents ‘Naked Island’: Public Service Alerts for a new era

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This weekend has seen the release of fourteen brand new microshorts from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Framed as ‘Public Service Alerts’, Naked Island presents a variety of satirical and sociopolitically astute takes on the modern world through the eyes of some of the most noteworthy animation artists to be associated with the studio. Presented as pseudo-advertisements, these bitesized short films – available to stream online for free on a variety of platforms – take on a variety of topics “from global warming to politics to our obsession with technology”.

Naked Island: Simulated Life (Dir. Malcolm Sutherland, ©2017 NFB)

Produced by Jelena Popović and Maral Mohammadian of the NFB English Animation Studio (with Michael Fukushima serving as executive producer), the films harness the talents of such established artists as Theodore Ushev, Oscar-winner Chris Landreth and Oscar nominees Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski as well as other acclaimed artists and new emerging talents.

Naked Island: We Drink Too Much (Dir. Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski, ©2016 NFB)

Full film list:

  • Albertosaurus ― directed and animated by Munro Ferguson
  • All We Need Is War ― directed by Luka Sanader; animated by Frances McKenzie
  • Be Cool ― directed and animated by Chris Landreth
  • Blood ― directed and animated by Theodore Ushev
  • Detention ― directed by David Seitz and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers; animated by David Seitz
  • Hipster Headdress ― directed and animated by Amanda Strong
  • The Law of Expansion and Simulated Life ― directed by Malcolm Sutherland
  • Protest ― directed by The Sanchez Brothers
  • Sext Apes ― directed by Laurence Vallières
  • Sober ― directed and animated by Elise Simard
  • Survival of the Fittest ― directed and animated by Eva Cvijanović
  • We Drink Too Much and We Eat Shit― directed and animated by Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski (Clyde Henry Productions)

Naked Island: Sober (Dir. Élise Simard, ©2017 NFB)

Naked Island is available to watch online on and via the NFB’s YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Instagram channels

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