“New York, 1905. Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla makes one last appeal to J.P. Morgan, his onetime benefactor. Inspired by real events, this electrifying short is a spectacular burst of image and sound that draws as much from the tradition of avant-garde cinema as it does from animated documentary.”
Directed by Matthew Rankin for the National Film Board of Canada, 2017. Winner of the Canadian Screen Award in 2018 for Best Animated Short.
Read Cartoon Brew’s interview with director Matthew Rankin about The Tesla World Light.
Direction, animation, editing: Matthew Rankin
Director of photography: Julien Fontaine
Set design: Dany Boivin
Cast: Robert Vilar
Costume designer, hair design: Becca Blackwood
Art director: Louisa Schabas
Sound design: Sacha Ratcliffe
Music: Christophe Lamarche
Sound mix: Jean Paul Vialard
Voice: Maurice Krank
Foley: Lise Wedlock
Technical director: Pierre Plouffe
Producer: Julie Roy