Reviving The Roost

Reviving The Roost

| 6 min

Filmmaker and bestselling author Vivek Shraya’s ode to a popular Edmonton gay bar that closed in 2007. With pulsating neon-light animation, Reviving the Roost is a story about community complexity and longing, and an elegy to a lost space.

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  • writing
    Vivek Shraya
  • writer
    Vivek Shraya
  • director
    Vivek Shraya
  • producer
    Justine Pimlott
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • animator
    Tim Singleton
  • illustrator
    Tim Singleton
  • music
    Johnny Spence
  • sound design
    Johnny Spence
  • sound editor
    Elma Bello
  • re-recording mixer
    Martin Lee

  • Sarah Shahid

    This was so great! My first day on NFB website and I stumbled upon this. Such a sweet but affecting story and messaging - the storytelling was beautiful. Loved it :)

    Sarah Shahid, 20 Jan 2020