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Gerald Saul

Film Department
Professor

Office: ED 239.11
E-mail: gerald.saul@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4619
Website: http://www.geraldsaul.com

Research interests
Experimental film, hand-processed and cameraless filmmaking, animation, alternative narrative and storytelling, and pinhole photography.

Gerald Saul is a prolific Saskatchewan filmmaker whose practice ranges from traditional and alternative narratives (co-director of Saskatchewan's first locally produced feature film Wheat Soup and creator of the postmodern drama Life is Like Lint) to comical animated films and highly abstract and personal experimental films (Toxic, Modern, and Grain).

ACCREDITATION

  • MFA (Film Theory & Film Production - York University, Toronto) 1996
  • BFA (Film & Video Production - University of Regina) 1993

ACTIVITIES OF NOTE

  • Board member on the Regina-based “International Puppet Underground Festival”, 2017 to present.
  • Co-director of The Caligari Project, a 10 month multi-disciplinary festival of German Expressionist art, 2016-2017.
  • Solo retrospective exhibition “Anecdotal Evidence” at the Art Gallery of Regina, 2016
  • Sock-Vile- a feature length puppet film created in collaboration with U of R students.
  • 2010-2013 Grain, a series of abstract films about identity and place.
  • 2012 Modern, a series of non-representational animated works that examine digital/film convergence using computer graphics and hand-processed film within a modern art framework.
  • 2005-2009, 2012  Saul's Utopia, a series of satires of masculinity, home movies, and amateur filmmaking.
  • 2010 All the Boys are Called William,an homage to Jean-Luc Godard.
  • 2000-2005 Toxic, a series of hand processed 16mm films chronicling the personal challenges of illnesses and fatherhood.
  • 2001 Director of Photography, Christmas at Wapos Bay, Dark Thunder productions, one-hour animated TV program.
  • 1999 Director of long-form experimental documentary Twenty-Five short Films in and About Saskatchewan
  • 1999 Director of feature film Life is Like Lint
  • 1987 Co-direction of feature film Wheat Soup