62 CIFF2021 Day.3 Sat.25 Social

THE ASCENT: FEATURETTE

Year 2021
Runtime 8 mins
Language English
World Premiere
Availability
  • Online Only
Reserve Stream

This short film is not assigned to a package or parent film.


On Saturday, September 25 Calgarians looked up as David, North America’s largest marionette, assisted by a team of puppeteers and operators, climbed Devon Tower outside Eau Claire Market. CIFF co-imagined this groundbreaking collaboration with our friends at Beakerhead to help uplift and inspire our community by showing what’s possible when we work together.

A young reporter, Gaby, and her trusty cameraman have been out of work since the COVID-19 pandemic. Excited to be back the field, they agree to cover Beakerhead 2021, not knowing that a few minutes into the event, David, North America’s largest marionette would be climbing the side of the Devon tower. Hungry for an inside scoop, Gaby and her cameraman go above and beyond to discover David’s motivation with a little help from a mysterious stranger.

Countries

Canada
Director
Wil Knoll
Producer
Matt McKinney
Cinematographer
Mitch Fraser, Anies Hassan, Chelsea Yang-Smith, Thomas Geddes, Arden Shibley, Morgan Calenso
Editor
Calvin D’Silva
Production Design
Courtney Smith
Cast
Gaby Aguilar, Holleay Rohm