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Saturday @ Animation Breakdown: “Seth’s Dominion”

Saturday @ Animation Breakdown: "Seth's Dominion"

Today at Animation Breakdown: Director Luc Chamberland will be on hand at 4:30pm for the US premiere of his Ottawa International Animation Festival award-winning film, Seth’s Dominion.

Canadian cartoonist Seth, best known for comic
books such as Palookaville, is one of the world’s great
storytellers in the form. In his personal projects, he
transforms his poignant inner life into observant and
witty graphic stories. He is also incredibly prolific,
producing semi-autobiographical comics and award-
winning commercial work, as well as what he calls his
“little hobbies.” Director Luc Chamberland sheds light
on his articulate subject, mixing insightful biography
with vivid animation in an artful fusion of filmmaking
techniques that perfectly captures Seth’s manifold
creative universe. In this deft portrait of one of our most
unique artists, Seth proves to be a wry and engaging
narrator of his own life story and artistic process.


Luc Chamberland is a Montreal-based animator and
director. After graduating from Concordia University, Luc
embarked on a nomadic career that eventually landed
him in London, where he created animation for several
feature films, including Steven Spielberg’s We’re Back!
A Dinosaur’s Story. He was also director of animation
on the Dreamworks feature Joseph: King of Dreams.
Seth’s Dominion is the first film that Luc has directed,
animated and co-produced for the NFB.


Seth is the pen name of Gregory Gallant, a Canadian
comic book artist and writer. He is best known for comics
such as Palookaville and his semi-autobiographical
novel It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken. He has
also published widely, in The New York Times Magazine,
The New Yorker and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern,
among many others. He has received multiple awards
for his creative and commercial work, which includes
designing the complete collection of the classic comic
strip Peanuts. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his
wife Tania and two cats. 

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