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movies & animation
When I was a kid I started making animated films with my Dad’s Super8 camera.
My Dad told me his friend had kids that made films too, so in 1980 I collaborated for the first time with Owen and Galen Curnoe. This was a group effort that would last until Galen moved to Vancouver in 1990.
Film led to B&W reel to reel video. The advantage being immediate results without developing of film. Also the advantage of sound.
Lots of running around with toy guns throwing dummies off rooftops.
In 1983 Owen’s Dad bought a CANON colour VHS portapack and camera.
The mid 80s was a very inspired and productive time for the three of us.
Many silly movies were made.
Ed & Ford & The Cheezy Invention - 1984
The joke is they are action heroes from another country so their voices are dubbed.
One Fine Day In The Wasteland - 1986
Directed by Owen Curnoe, Co written by Steve MacDonald.
Kind of like DOWN BY LAW and MAD MAX mixed together.
Welcome To Forever trailer - 1994
Directed by Owen Curnoe written by Owen Curnoe, Galen Curnoe & Mark Favro.
A bit of John Woo style in this short action film.
Clown Face - 1993
Directed by Mark Favro and written by Mark Favro.
Made with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.
A dark seedy story about a Father and Son.
bubbles - 2005
Video by Mark Favro.
I am inspired by those old and weird Sesame Street animations from the early 70's.