A young man struggles to redeem himself by making a film about his father’s work in this quirky short by director Paul Johnston. Combining fact with fiction, “Beginning To End” highlights the real-life public art installations erected along Toronto’s beachfront during the Winter months. The “Winter Stations” are designed by artists from around the world and built by a local man named Alan. What is less true is the “almost entirely fictional character” of Alan’s son, as Johnston explains:
“This film is intended to be a documentary on the annual Winter Stations design/art project, wrapped in a narrative story about the pitfalls that can come when seeking validation from others consumes your motivations for creating art.”
Watch above and see full credits below!
Written & Directed by Paul Johnston
Directory of Photography: Jordan Kennington
Editor: Lindsay Allikas
Producer: Simon Mohos
Assistant Camera: Lucas Jospeh
Location Sound: Samuel Rodgers
Color: Zach Cox
Music: CFCF and The System
Sound Mix: SNDWRX
Additional Footage: Zach Hertzman
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