Published Nov 29, 2013Since Chris Reimer's tragic death in 2012, the late Women guitarist has been remembered in various ways: his unfinished ambient album was released, his former band Gold put out an EP of demos with Reimer, and his touring mates the Dodos cited him as an inspiration for their latest album. Now, he is set to be remembered with an animated film.
Calgary's Quickdraw Animation Society is seeking animators to contribute to a non-narrative 10-minute film called Dude, That's Insane: A Tribute to Chris Reimer. It will incorporate the multi-talented Remier's music with his drawings and will feature input from a wide range of animators.
The concept is as follows: "The Quickdraw Animation Society will distribute two of Chris's drawings and a segment of the soundtrack to each animator. Animators will use one drawing as the opening and one drawing as the closing frame of their 20-second animation."
Those interested in taking part are asked to submit a sample of their work, along with a short statement of intent. The participants will be chosen by Reimer's family members, as well as his friends and collaborators. Quickdraw will offer equipment, studio facilities and other support to artists in Calgary, although submissions from everywhere are welcome.
The submission deadline is January 15, and the organizers hope to have the film done by the fall of 2014. Participation is voluntary, although Quickdraw is hoping to acquire funding in order to offer an honorarium. All funds earned from screenings will be donated to the Chris Reimer Legacy Fund, which benefits dance and music education for young people.
Learn more about the project and how to contribute here.