The National Parks Project is a cross-platform exploration of the link between nature and creativity, produced in part to celebrate the centennial of Parks Canada. The collection of 13 short films showcase the beauty and diversity of Canada’s national parks, as seen through the eyes of some of the country’s best filmmakers. Each film represents a national park in one of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. The soundtracks for the films were written and recorded in the featured parks, by a group of three musicians collaborating with the filmmaker on a unified audio-visual expression. Artists were asked to respond to the wilderness surrounding them, but were otherwise given complete creative control in making their films and music. As such, each film is different, a personal reflection of the artists’ unique experience in the parks.
Experience the project via NationalParksProject.ca – an immersive interactive portal to screen the NPP films and music, and explore over 3hrs of additional documentary segments following the creation of the National Parks Project.
Official Selection: Berlinale, SXSW, Hot Docs, Tampere, MoMA, DOXA, Golden Nights Panorama (Paris), Reykjavik IFF, Nouveau Cinema (Montreal) and others.
- Winner, GENIE AWARD, Best Short Documentary (Sirmilik, dir. Zacharias Kunuk)
- Winner, FWA Site of the Day
- Winner, ATOMIC AWARD, Best Transmedia (Bronze)
- Finalist, SXSW Interactive Awards, Best Art Interactive
- Nominee, BANFF ROCKIE AWARDS, Best Cross-Platform Project: Non-Fiction
- Nominee, GEMINI AWARD, Best Cross-Platform Project: Non-Fiction
- Nominee, DIGI AWARD, Best Cross-Platform Project: Non-Fiction
- Nominee, GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD, Best Arts Series
Production: FilmCAN / Primitive Entertainment
13xVarious / 127min omnibus / HD; Nature, Arts, Environment, Doc Media
Directed by: Louise Archambault, Keith Behrman, Daniel Cockburn, Hubert Davis, Sturla Gunnarsson, Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Lafleur, Peter Lynch, Catherine Martin, Kevin McMahon, Scott Smith, Jamie Travis, John Walker
Created by: Joel McConvey, Geoff Morrison, Ryan Noth
Produced by: Joel McConvey, Geoff Morrison, Ryan Noth, Kristina MacLaughlin, Kevin McMahon, Michael McMahon
- Purchase DVD / Digital Download via npp.spinshop.com
- Purchase NPP Soundtrack and EPs on double-vinyl LP via Last Gang Record on digitally via iTunes
Launch Interactive: www.nationalparksproject.ca