@CUTVfadetoblack - VALIS: Episode 5
Blacksmith was shot for the 2011 24-Hour Film Race, this subversive short film documents a blacksmith preparing for a blind date in his workshop with a mysterious woman. Directed by Francis Martineau.
Nominated for Best Editor and Best Quebec Film at the Top 100 Short Films 2011 YoungCuts Film Festival
Blacksmith appears to be a short film that would take months to prepare, film and edit. Just as the characters in the film learn, appearances can be deceiving. Francis and his team managed to pack months-worth of effort into just 24 hours. The fact that we would have picked his film no matter how long it took to film and edit just underscores how impressive this achievement was.