The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer

For this National Film Board’s award-winning Short film our design and VFX team closely collaborated with director Randall Okita to bring this personal story to life. Our team had the pleasure of providing design, VFX, Compositing and more.

Our Credit:

VFX Executive Producer: Paul Moyer
Animation Producer:
Candice McHugh
Creative Director: Sam Javanrouh
Art Director: Peter Auld
Animation, Compositing and VFX: Peter Auld, Sam Javanrouh, Helen Thach, Marlon Castro, Ferrianto Tanto, Blayke Nadeau
Title Design and Animation: Sam Javanrouh
Additional Photography: Sam Javanrouh

About the Film:

The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer is a 2014 Canadian short film directed by Randall Okita. Mixing live action with animation, the film depicts two brothers whose shared childhood traumas have led them in very different directions as adults: one, the "weatherman", has become a cautious, careful man who tries to protect himself by obsessively predicting the future, while the other, the "shadowboxer", has become an aggressive, violent man who is constantly fighting the past.


The film won the award for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and was named to the festival's list of the year's ten best Canadian shorts. It also won awards for Best Short Film at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal, Best Experimental Short Film at both the New York Short Film Festival and LA Shorts Fest, as well as Best Cinematography at the Berlin International Short Film Festival.