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In competition films

Platinum Grand Prize

Asphalt Watches

Friday 4 April 2014 2:15 pm
Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni

Asphalt Watches

by Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver – Canada, 2013

(94', DCP, Original version with Italian subtitles)

Asphalt Watches is a true story. A feature-length animation based on a real-life hitchhiking trip taken by the two filmmakers, Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver. The movie details the hilarious and harrowing journey of Bucktooth Cloud and Skeleton Hat as they travel eastward across Canada in the summer of 2000. Asphalt Watches begins with the two protagonists – Bucktooth Cloud, a floating cloud holding an umbrella, and Skeleton Hat, a grey nebbish with part of a moustache – in Chilliwack, BC trying to hop a train, using an outdated train-hopping manual from 1988. 




Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver

Shayne Ehman
Sketching from life and dream, Ehman has published writing and exhibited art consistently over the past 15 years. Some recent projects include sculptural works shown in Krakow, Poland and at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles as well as painted poetry included in The Last Vispo, an anthology of visual poetry published by Fantagraphics (2012). Shayne Ehman lives in Thunder Bay.  

Seth Scriver
Scriver’s book, Stooge Pile (2010), published by Drawn & Quarterly, was nominated for a Doug Wright “Pigskin Peters” Award, awarded to the best experimental and non-narrative works in Canadian comics. His short solo animations have been exhibited at Images Festival (Toronto), Impakt Festival (Utretcht) and Flashkino (Berlin). Seth Scriver lives in Toronto.
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