A common social gaffe—forgetting somebody’s name—is the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious. Inspired by the classic TV game show Password, the film features a wealth of animated celebrity guests who try to prompt our beleaguered protagonist to remember his old pal’s name. Finally, he realizes he must surrender to his predicament and jump head-first into his subconscious to find the answer.
Writer/Director: Chris Landreth
Cast: Don McKellar, Ron Pardo, Patrice Goodman, Ray Landry, Tony Daniels, Athena Karkanis, Nanci Pach, Kedar, Denise Olivier, Dwayne Hill, Chris Landreth, John R. Dilworth
Animation director and layout: Sean Craig
Character/concept design: Dongshin An, Aaron Garcia, Naseer Pasha, Min Zhou
SANDDE animation: Munro Ferguson
2D animation: Craig Small
Original music: Daniel Janke
Sound design: Andy Malcolm, Pierre Yves Drapeau
Foley artist: Andy Malcolm, Goro Koyama
Produced at the National Film Board of Canada, 2013.
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