D/B Video Feature: AT-AT day afternoon by Patrick Boivin

Patrick Boivin is a film-maker from Quebec, Canada best known for stop motion short films. In addition to directing, he is often involved in the lighting, editing, animation, special effects and even music in his films.

His short film That, and everything else was chosen by Quebec Gold as one of the top 10 short films from Quebec in 2008. Boivin was one of the group of nine “autodidact” writers who produced an experimental television series “Phylactere Cola” for Canadian television that aired in 2003.

His films have been featured at numerous international film festivals around the world, including the Montreal World Film Festival, the Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, the Commonwealth Film Festival and the Festival de Namur.

Boivin started his creative career by drawing comic books, and, in his words, “quickly discovered that it was faster to tell a story with video.” He cites Tom Waits, Roy Andersson, Federico Fellini, and Paul Thomas Anderson as influences on his style.

“When I was a kid, there were two things I wanted badly and never got… A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker.” (Patrick Boivin)