short film

Official Selection: Toronto Inside Out 2016 by Nick Neon

"I am so very happy, honored and excited to officially announce our 3rd #UltraBleu film festival selection with Toronto #InsideOut2016.  

The largest event of its kind in Canada, #UltraBleu will screen on Sunday May 29 at 5PM.  I'm also dumb excited to announce that I WILL be in attendance to support the project and I ask any Canadian or American friends o' mine who happen to be around that weekend to come join me in celebrating the film.  Furthermore, I also ask that we drink to dreams + making big sacrifices for big wins..."

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Ultra Bleu Wins Audience Choice Award! by Nick Neon

"I can't believe that our film is entering festivals, that we've just premiered, that we've received glowing reviews and that we've now won an award.

The Truth: You spend years, if not your entire life, trying so hard NOT to do what you love because you fear it will fail.  But be brave.  The world needs it.  Be brave.  And then work hard.

I'm so glad my broken-heart refused to mend.  And I'm even more glad I had the courage to turn it into art..."

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"On Your Merry Way" Wraps Production! by Nick Neon

"After months of Development + Pre-Production, we finally went into Production on the music video/short film for Kite Flying Robot's "On Your Merry Way."  A contemporary fairytale about love, loss + acceptance.  

It's insane, what goes into making a film.  But it's even crazier when that film is a combination of computer generated images, miniatures, watercolor + blue screens with imaginary characters running around.  My brain is kinda broken at the moment from having to imagine the whole vision while we were only shooting one background element of so many..."


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Demanding Excellence by Nick Neon

I pitched an idea to one of my favourite people, Nikolas Kite of Kite Flying Robot, to direct a music video for one of my favourite songs, "On Your Merry Way."  It was a very spontaneous + ambitious undertaking.  But it was so vital that I make this piece to set myself free.  

It would be a very simple fairytale with an even simpler lesson:

No matter how much you love someone, sometimes all you can do is let them go.

I promised myself that I would not settle for anything less than my exact vision for this clip.  My twelfth music video project.  I would demand excellence from my team.  I wouldn't settle for good enough.  The final clip would use a mix of live action miniatures, watercolour, CG animation + practical effects to tell a story of endless hope + the acceptance of loss...

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