Olivier Calvert announced to work on Priit and Olga Pärn’s next short

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.