DataMine: a stop motion indictment of surveillance society. Laboriously animated by hand with light painting, to create surreal imagery without the use of computer generated images.
Society embraces an ever-increasing connection to technology, creating digital communities that distract us from our real world existence. As our lives exist more and more in the digital realm, they are catalogued and stored for future mining by corporations and governments. This activity of data mining raises many questions regarding the future of activism and creativity – that which makes us human.
DataMine Crew List
A faceless factory worker fuses nature and technology until he discovers a dark truth: the factory is powered by the life force of infants. He must face the great and gruesome machine regardless of personal sacrifice.
Produced with the support of a 2011 Helen Hill Animated Joy Award, and a production grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage in 2012, Kreb premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival in September 2013, where it was the winner of a Special Recognition for Animation award.
Kreb went on to play a variety of festivals, including Outlier Film Festival, GIRAF, First Glance Film Festival LA, Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, London International Film Festival, and Houston World-fest, where it won the Platimum Remi Award for Best Animated Short.
Kreb also received the 2015 Screen Nova Scotia Award for Best Short Film.
Kreb Crew List
Writer+Director+Producer+Core Animator+Camera and Lighting+Building || Tim Tracey
Director of Photography || Martin Hellmich
Core Animator+Armature Creation+Concept Art || Ruth Marsh
Original Score || Joshua Van Tassel
Sound Design || Shawn Bisson
Armature Design and Fabrication+Set Construction || Jason Johnson
Key Builder+Set Construction || Chris McNutt
Camera and Lighting || Martin Noel
Producer+DMT || Bretten Hannam
Pixel Removal || Dawn George
Set Construction || Nick Baxter
Choreography || Joseph MacDougall
Set Dec Daily || Vanessa Waller
Concept Art || Susan Tooke
Mentor || Ed Beals