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Blue Skies

Year: 2002
Language: English
Format: 35mm Colour
Runtime: 7 min
Director: Ann Fleming
Producer: Dawn Rubin
Executive Producer: Bruce Alcock, Ann Fleming
Writer: Ann Fleming
Cinematographer: Ron Williams
Editor: Brandan Woollard
Sound: MX Studios
Music: Irving Berlin
Cast: Alessandro Juliani, Stephanie Morgenstern
Production Company: Global Mechanic
This acclaimed short – a moving and poetic response to the events of September 11, 2001 – features a distraught singer who prepares for his stage performance and overcomes his grief by singing Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies. In addition to receiving a Genie nomination for Best Live Action Short Drama, the film won the award for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival® and the FIPRESCI Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival.

By: Andrew McIntosh