The National Film Board of Canada has announced that its French Animation and Youth Studio and Eesti Joonisfilm will co-produce the latest film by world-renowned Estonian animation filmmakers Priit and Olga Pärn, entitled Pilots on the Way Home. The NFB is once again partnering with some of the best filmmakers on the international scene in its first co-production with Estonia, a country with an exceptional animation tradition.
The new short will use sand animation, a first for Priit Pärn, in its depiction of three pilots making an arduous journey home through the desert, where their exhaustion and their fantasies intermingle. Oliver Calvert, who worked on Patrick Bouchard’s Bydlo and Michèle Lemieux’s Le grand ailleurs et le petit ici, will do the sound design.
The film should be released in early 2014.
You can read the official press release on the NFB’s institutional website.