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1975 (fence), 2014

Wrik Mead (Director/Animator)
Toronto, Canada

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All roles of production and post-production by Wrik Mead. 1975 (fence) is a one minute re edited clip from the hour long animation 1975. It is based on one year in the filmmakers fractured life. Rotoscoped figures are layered with stills and live video footage to create an open narrative based on events in his life that took place in 1975. He was 13 and this was a pivotal year for him in many ways. He discovered the magic of animation and was hooked. He made his first animated film with his best friend, they locked themselves away for the whole summer to complete it. 1975 was also the year that he had his first sexual experience, with said best friend. It was a time of great excitement, confusion, fear and withdrawal.