Peter & the Space Between
Directed by Sitji Chou
It is difficult for Peter to create human connections with others. He has rationalized this through distorted scientific logic and because of this, ironically alienates those around him in the process. This animated short is about the difficulties of communication, its effect on relationships, and how one’s internal logic has the tendency to be grossly exaggerated.
BC Leo Awards, Best Student Production
Sitji Chou is a freelance animator based in Vancouver. In 2011, he graduated from Emily Carr with a BMA in Animation, winning two animation awards that year: a Leo for Best Student Production for his thesis film, Peter & the Space Between; and the ITFS Animation Jam, co-produced with Kristen Campbell. He has since been part of several collaborative animation projects, such as Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” project produced by Giant Ant Studios, and the Imogen Heap and deadmau5 crowd-sourced music video, “Telemiscommunication.” He has spent the last two weeks of September 2014 working as an animator with Team Generous, an annual charity event that collaborates with NGOs to produce a short for Habitat for Humanity Canada.
Writer: Sitji Chou
Producer: Sitji Chou
Elisa Chee / Program 12: Vanimasian Retrospective / Canada / 2013 / Animation / 2.5 minsLooking up high for signs of things to come.
Preceded by: Peter & the Space Between
Precedes: Lost and Found
Program 12: Vanimasian Retrospective / 104 minsVANIMASIAN RETROSPECTIVE, curated by VAFF alumnus and Webby award-winning, Emmy® nominated animation and documentary filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns, features Vancouver-based Asian and Asian Canadian animators, and/or animations created in Vancouver, over the past 18 years. Join us after the screening for a panel moderated by Jeff Chiba Stearns, discussing independent and commercial animation in Vancouver as well as festival distribution strategies for animation with some of the retrospective's filmmakers.
In This Program: Cats, Insert Credit, Lost and Found, Wind & Tree, Crow’s Nests, Peter & the Space Between, Nature On Its Course, Zero (0), Key Tumi?, Gluttony, Permute, Never Now, What Are You Anyways?, Great Expectations (Not what you’re thinking…)
David Nguyen / Program 12: Vanimasian Retrospective / Canada / 2011 / Animation, Autobiography / 7 minsVideo games are used once again as a form of fantasy and escapism, as the filmmaker tries to cope with the strained relationship with his father.
Preceded by: Nature On Its Course
Precedes: Peter & the Space Between