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Title: Blackfly
Director: Hinton, Christopher
Year: 1991
Length: 05 min 06 s

Blackfly is a breakneck romp based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. This animated film recounts Hemsworth's battles with this quintessential "critter" during a summer of surveying in Northern Ontario.

Director
Christopher Hinton

Animation
Christopher Hinton

Producer
William Pettigrew

Executive producer
Douglas MacDonald

Executive producer
Barrie McLean

Camera
Jacques Avoine

Camera
Pierre Landry

Camera
Raymond Dumas

Camera
Lynda Pelley

Sound editing
Jackie Newell

Re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel

Music
Wade Hemsworth

Music
Kate McGarrigle

Music
Anna McGarrigle

Technique(s) used

Animated drawings

Drawing on paper with computer rendering