A broken lighthouse is all Cara has when her Father goes missing at sea. A glowing Sun Dog holds promise for Cara, but only if she can get him to follow her.
Festival Director’s Note
“A wistful dream of an animation with lovely underlying themes and shows the director’s spirit”
BUtiful Film Festival - November 24-25, 2012
Sun Dog won the OMG award!
The OMG Award - Emotional impact is crucial in any film, as there would otherwise not be a conflict and therefore reason for the film, unless you are satisfied with the aesthetical choices. We are not. For this award we are looking for the film can put the audience in the shoes of the characters and make us feel their dilemmas. This film should have us sit on the edge and make see down the floorless depth of the emotional canyon… OK, I got carried way there, but you get the gist.
"'Sun Dog' by Tegan Thomas from Canada uses 2D hand drawn character animation in a painterly west coast environment with pop up book-like effects. Impressive,huh!"