Drawing from Life

Drawing from Life

| 30 min

This short documentary follows a group therapy workshop for people who have attempted to end their lives more than once. A hybrid of vérité and animation, the film is a candid portrayal of 12 people who together, for 20 weeks, take on their fears, their behaviours and their ghosts to move towards life and away from suicide.

Drawing from Life is a production of the National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker-in-Residence project, produced with the creative participation of Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Animation Arts Centre.

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Credits
  • writer
    Katerina Cizek
  • director
    Katerina Cizek
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
    Jed DeCory
    Mark Jones
  • cinematographer
    Katerina Cizek
  • editor
    Katerina Cizek
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Reyes
    Chris Miller
  • additional photography
    Branden Bratuhin
  • animator
    Dianna Basso
    Ken Collins
    Andrew Gregoire
    Rie Shibazaki
    Daks Tomas
    Junyu Zhao
  • animation supervisor
    Ben McEvoy
  • program coordinator
    Mark Jones
  • additional animation
    Barney Wornoff
  • online editor
    Denis Gathelier
  • colourist
    Denis Gathelier
  • sound design
    Chris Miller
  • original music composer
    Bob Wiseman
  • violin
    Brigitte Dajczer
  • perframbulator
    Julia Nesbelch
  • production coordinator
    Corinne Herman
  • administration coordinator
    Joanne Forrest
  • marketing manager
    Jennifer Humphries
  • technical coordinator
    Branden Bratuhin
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian

  • pifmom

    thank-you for sharing this. It has been very informative and yes, we all need this info and these skills in this world. My heartfelt best wishes to all participants...you are a loved child of this universe.every one of us is a gift to be opened and shared. let the light shine on you and from you and make a difference to somebody else. Love to you.

    pifmom, 18 Sep 2010