La Fete by Malcolm Sutherland

A sketchbook-style piece (with many funny moments) from Malcolm Sutherland whose consistently original works are positioning him as one of Canada’s top indie animators. Description from his Vimeo page:

[The film] takes a look at people at a “La Fete Nationale” celebration in Montreal. The film was an independent production, directed and animated by Malcolm Sutherland with music by Kevin Kardasz, and was produced with financial assistance from The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.


  • Robert Schaad

    Really nice. Always look forward to Malcolm’s work. Thanks for posting this.

  • http://UncleEddiesTheoryCorner Eddie fitzgerald

    Nice work! Malcolm makes me aware of how many funny moves I see on the street every day, which never find their way into animation. The walk those two guys do at 5:06 is priceless.

  • Jorgen Klubien

    The balloons are even better than those in UP. Love this little film!

  • http://www.theAMIGOunit.com bone

    Roosts the coop of monotonous reality

  • http://www.frankrause.com/franimation/ Fran Krause

    A really nice job blending cutout and drawn animation styles. I’d love to hear about his coloring process.

  • http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/ Michael Sporn

    An excellent, sweet film. Great work.

  • http://rauchbrothers.com Mike Rauch

    He’s a dynamo! He also happens to be a very down-to-earth, all around nice guy which doesn’t hurt either. Amazing how he keeps turning out such varied and strong work.

  • Max Ward

    This film makes you remember/realize why you carry a sketchbook around. Good stuff.

  • http://arielvillaverde.com/home.html Ariel

    Grr.. I can’t watch Vimeo at work. But I will later at home.

    Question, where does Malcom find the time to make these films?? Is this his full time job? I’d imagine.

    His past films were a treat though. I’m sure this one’s no different. Congrats!

  • Mac

    This was great!