Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 12:15pm

Program #17

An invasion of destructive black sludge intrudes on an idyllic world inhabited by mythic beings who find momentary salvation in the actions of an assiduous invertebrate clean-up crew who arrive to make things right.

Meet the filmmakers

WRITERS - Margie Kelk, Lynne Slater

DIRECTORS - Margie Kelk, Lynne Slater






Director Bios

Margie Kelk

Toronto-based visual artist Margie Kelk takes an exploratory and experimental approach as she appropriates and reconstructs visual fragments of ideas through diverse artistic media that includes ceramic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and animation. her first animation, Substratae, has been screened in more than 60 film festivals and has won over 20 awards world-wide.

Lynne Slater

Lynne Slater is a visual artist and animator based in Scarborough. Her stop-motion animated work UnderSee created with co-director Margie Kelk, with music by Alan Sondheim and Associates, has been screened internationally. It won Best Experimental Film in the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (Kolkata, West Bengal, India) and it won an outstanding achievement award at the L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (Jadavpur, Kolkata, India). It was an official selection in the Philip K. Dick Film Festival at the Orange County Museum of Art (Santa Ana, California), the Golden State Film Festival (Hollywood, California), SFFAF South Film and Arts Academy Festival (Rancagua, Chile) and the Toronto Short Film Festival (Toronto, Canada). UnderSee also won a Certificate of Achievement in the December 2018 Indie Short Fest and an award of Special Mention in the One-Reeler Short Film Competition, (both in Los Angeles, California). Lynne assisted with animation, editing, compositing and effects for Substratae, directed by Margie Kelk, which has been screened internationally in over 50 film festivals, and she was technical director for Kate Wilson on Minute #7 of Ways of Something, Episode 3, curated and compiled by Lorna Mills. She is a graduate of Sheridan College International Summer School of Animation and also the University of Toronto (BSc in Psychology with a minor in Visual Studies) and The University of Waterloo (BASc). She studied Photo-Electric Arts and New Media at the Ontario College of Art and she studied scriptwriting with Howard Wiseman at the University of Toronto, Continuing Education She also studied storyboarding, cartooning, life drawing, and anatomy at Studio M in Toronto. She is active in the Toronto animation community where she has served on the Board of the Toronto Animated Image Society in various capacities including President.