New Generation Award (2020)
PERSONAL WORK (New Generation Award)
You Know Where You Belong
Les Enfants & Boldly
|Title of Piece:||You Know Where You Belong|
|Production Company:||Les Enfants & Boldly|
|Director(s) :||David Findlay|
|Short Synopsis:||Acting as a mirror to human behaviour in all it’s mysterious beauty and specificity, ‘You Know Where You Belong’ celebrates the mind of the restless.|
|Producer(s):||Joaquin Cardoner, Mia Metz, Sultan Al-Saud|
|Director of Photography:||Farhad Ghaderi|
|Production Design:||Kathleen Loski|
|Costume Design:||Nina Maidment|
|Music Composer:||Sam Tudor|
|Creative Director:||David Findlay|
|Sound Design:||Mitchell Allen|
|Notes for Judging:||The inspiration behind creating this film was recently catching myself on a number of occasions jumping on a curb mimicking a skateboard move completely subconsciously while idle. This ignited in me a curiosity to explore the nature of these odd reflexes and subconscious behaviours athletes, of all calibers, engage in.
What excited me was that even though I focused on athletes, these notions of unconscious idiosyncrasies and quiet obsession completely transcend sports.
Recently shortlisted for the Next Director Award at the D&AD and Silver winner for New Director of the Year at the Shots Awards America 2020, David Findlay is a writer-director and Arts graduate of the University of British Columbia hailing from Quebec City, Canada.
His work focuses on the earnest examination of human behaviour and is known for seamlessly straddling the line between fiction and documentary through a highly cinematic lens.