Tesla: Lumière mondiale
Canadá | 2017 | DCP | Color | 9 min | Matthew Rankin
Director: Matthew Rankin
Script: Matthew Rankin
Producer: Julie Roy
Cinematography: Julien Fontaine
Sound: Sacha A. Ratcliffe
Music: Christophe Lamarche
Edition: Matthew Ranking
Cast: Robert Vilar, Maurica Krank
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada
New York 1905. On the brink of a nervous breakdown trying to finish his World System of electrical distribution, visionary inventor Nikola Tesla makes one final appeal for money from his erstwhile benefactor when a pigeon arrives to change his life forever.
Matthew Rankin was born in Winnipeg. He studied history at McGill University and Université Laval and started making films at the Winnipeg Film Group. Working in documentary, fiction and animation, Matthew has been Artist-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, the National Film Board of Canada and the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon. A three-time alumnus of the Sundance Film Festival, Matthew’s latest film, Tesla World Light, premièred in competition at the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week and was awarded the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Animated Short. He is currently in post-production on his first feature-length motion picture, an historical epic entitled, The Twentieth Century, produced by Voyelles Films of Montréal. Matthew works in English, French and, increasingly, Esperanto.
Canadian Screen Award