Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

ACCIDENTAL

ACCIDENTAL

LANGUAGE: No dialogue

SYNOPSIS
A lowly French Horn Player sitting at the back of the orchestra has his life turned upside down when he meets a Cello Player from the opposite side. After discovering that he has taken her music folder by mistake, he must decide whether to stay in his section or cross the orchestra during a symphony to return it.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Production Company: Capilano University
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST
David Mora Perea - The French Horn Player
Kevina Lazari - The Cello Player
Robert Leaf - The Conductor

MAIN CREDITS
Director: Malibu Taetz
Screenwriter: Malibu Taetz
Producer: Marlio Herrera Lira and Gabrielle Christie
Executive Producer: Michael Thoma
Director of Photography: Martin Dudzik
Production Designer: Jenny Kim
Sound: Jevon Pope
Editing: Mazjewan Jaid
Sound Editing: Jevon Pope
Music Composer: Malibu Taetz

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Musical
Sub-genre: Adventure
Language: No dialogue
Country of origin: Canada
Year of production: 2017
Total running time: 14:48
Production format: RED 4K
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2.35
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS
Best Student Film award
Oxford International Film Festival - May 11, 2018

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
Cannes Short Film Corner - May 17, 2017
Oxford International Film Festival - May 11, 2018
Liverpool International Film Festival - Oct 14, 2018

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Malibu Taetz is a Canadian writer and director of several award-winning short films.
In 2015, Malibu directed the stop-motion animated film Sinfonia, which was featured in NFFTY 2016, and has since been screened with live orchestral accompaniment in numerous venues across Canada and the United States. In 2016 Malibu attended Capilano University, where he wrote and directed his first live-action short film Accidental, which went on to screen at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2017 and win the Best Student Film award at the Oxford International Film Festival. His second film, Return to Sender, was one of the top 12 finalists for Crazy8s 2017, and screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2018. Malibu was also the writer on the NFFTY 2017 film Plot Hole.
Malibu is a graduate of the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts program at Capilano University and the University of Hertfordshire, and has several projects of both live-action and animation currently in the making.