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The Sparky Book

Directed by Mary Lewis
Canada, 2006 (animation / children's, 14 minutes, colour, English)
The Sparky Book
Image: © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"In Newfoundland filmmaker Mary Lewis' live action/animation hybrid short film, a talking goldfish tells us the poignant story of his best friend, Sparky the dog, and Sparky's owner, a young girl suffering from a serious illness. The dog lords an unusual reign on a harbour city, but his bond to the girl is tested when her illness takes a dark turn."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Mary Lewis
Produced by: Annette Clarke, Michael Fukushima, Kent Martin, David Verrall
Principal Cast: Maggie Hickey, Ruffy Nappo, Joel Thomas Hynes, Frances Knickle, Kevin Lewis, Patrick Hirtle-Lewis, Petrina Bromley, Sheila Abbott, Christopher Nikolov, Leah Lewis
Cinematography: Ellie Yonova
Animation: Mary Lewis, Anne MacLeod, Mariana Sol Porta, Chris Darlington
Film Editing: Lawrence Jackman, Mary Lewis
Music: Jeff Johnston
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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