Annies 2016: Follow If I Was God… and Carface to the “Oscars of Animation”
Cordell Barker’s If I Was God and Claude Cloutier’s Carface have both been nominated for an Annie Award! Sometimes known as the “Oscars of Animation,” the Annie Awards are the highest honor given for excellence in animation. It’s 43rd annual edition will take place this Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Read on for details on both films, notes on the filmmakers and behind-the-scenes pics! Congratulations to both talented teams!
If I Was God…, by Cordell Barker
If I Was God… introduces us to a young Cordell Barker – a 12-year-old Cordell Barker to be exact. The film’s action unfolds in Biology class, where our protagonist is dissecting a frog while his mind is very much elsewhere. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself charged with God-like powers, he ponders. Would you use them for good? For bad? Perhaps a little of both? The possibilities seem endless. Oh to have the power to toy with life and death, he muses. He could create monsters to punish those who torment him daily… or better yet, create that one perfect day with Lily, the love of his 12-year-old life.
Check out the trailer, below:
If I Was God… (Trailer), Cordell Barker, provided by the National Film Board of Canada
Cordell, is no stranger to accolades. His films The Cat Came Back and Strange Invaders were both nominated for Academy Awards®.