Requiem for Romance

Requiem for Romance

Directed by Jonathan Ng

Genre Animation
Country Quebec
Year 2012
Length 7 min 30 s
Formats DVD, DCP, HDCAM
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, Original English Version

Synopsis

A modern-day couple’s secret love affair comes to a bittersweet end during an evening phone call. Cell phone static creates distance between them as they anguish over details of their relationship. But the visuals of the film reveal something entirely different: the epic re-imagining of their relationship set in feudal China, where family influence, cultural pressures and their lust for adventure makes more sense. In this dream-like short film, love goes to war over art.

Themes

relationships, men-women relationships

Biography

Jonathan is a Toronto-born animation filmmaker based in Montreal. Jonathan studied traditional animation at Sheridan College (2003) where he produced the film Sherry, like the Drink, a tribute to his mother. After a year at Seneca College (2004) studying 3D animation, Jonathan moved to Montreal where he wrote, directed, and animated his first professional film Asthma Tech at the National Film Board of Canada. He then went on to co-produce and animate the first installment of a series of videos with Kid Koala entitled Floor Kids. After freelancing as a 3D pre-viz animator on such feature films as The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Mummy 3, Jonathan further pursued his animation filmmaking studies at Concordia University (2009). During his two years there, he experimented with different themes and media producing two films, Just Another Floor Kids Battle and Alpha Beta Complex. In early 2010, Jonathan was awarded grants and financial support from SODEC, Canada Arts Council, Bravo!FACT Charles Street Video and the NFB, for his latest short film Requiem for Romance, which was completed in December 2011. During the production of Requiem for Romance, he was also simultaneously working as an animator on feature film from France entitled Le Jour des Corneilles and the cartoon network series Ugly Americans. He has received the Certificate of Excellence at the Chicago Children's Film Festival, Best Short Film at the DC APA Film Festival, and several Teletoon Scholarships.



Distribution

Shannonnkook-Chun

Team

Production

Meilie Ng

Script

Jonathan Ng

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jonathan Ng

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Jonathan Ng

EDITING Jonathan Ng
Sound Luigi Allemano
Music Vid Cousins With Dj Kid Koala

Awards

Athens Animation Festival | 2012 | AUDIENCE AWARD
Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival | 2012 | BEST ANIMATION
Whistler International Film Festival | 2012 | BEST CANADIAN SHORT
ACTRA Awards | 2013 | OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE – VOICE
Anima Mundi | 2013 | BEST ART DIRECTION
San Jose Short Film Festival | 2013 | BEST ANIMATION


Festivals

Athens Animation Festival
Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival
Whistler International Film Festival
ACTRA Awards
Anima Mundi
San Jose Short Film Festival
Festival des films du monde
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Edmonton International Film Festival
UK French Film Festival
Festival Images en vues
Film North Festival
Les Nuits Magiques Festival d’Animation
Banjalukanima Animation Film Festival
Cristal Festival
Reel 2 Real Youth Film Festival
Shorts That Are Not Pants
Cristal Film Awards
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
Festival Vitesse Lumière
Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Filmfest Dresden
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
San Diego Asian Film Festival
Hawaii International Film Festival
Fantasia
Dark Bridges Film Festival
DC Shorts
SPASM
Anima Mundi
Klooster Kino
Melbourne International Film Festival
Anima Mostra ANIMATIC
Be Film Underground Festival
Animpact
Giraf Animation Film Festival
Anilogue Animation Film Festival
Guadalajara International Film Festival
The Celluloid Social Club
iShorts