Directed by two-time Oscar®-nominated animator and long-time NFB collaborator Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back, Strange Invaders), If I Was God… explores the difficult gateway between childhood and adolescence, when the approaching power of adulthood is often mistaken for omnipotence. Drawing inspiration from his own memories of a particularly awkward day in Grade 7, and using a variety of animation techniques, from traditional animation to stop-motion puppets and more, Barker creates a darkly whimsical 3D animated short film with an organic, hand-made feel that’s as imperfectly human as the world we all ultimately craft for ourselves.
“Fantasy, dream or reality? What is the difference? When people get old…”
This 8 minute tragic-comedy by Conrad Tambour tells the story of an old woman, who, to the horror of her son, is cooking up a meal in the middle of the night for her long-deceased friends.The film features the voices of famous Austrian actors such as Erni Mangold, Erwin Steinhauer, Klaus Ofczarek and Ingrid Burkhard.