[39:02 minutes, color + black and white, HD video]
A Film by Allison Moore & Jasa Baka
Direction, Photography and Visual Effects by Allison Moore
Writing and Production Design by Jasa Baka
Original Music by The Winks: Todd Macdonald, Tyr Jami, Evan Tighe, Matt Lobraico, and Soren Little Brothers
Starring Tyr Jami, Esra Padgett, Chloe Lum, Simon Schlesinger, Ryan Hurl, Kim Roos and Mark Iosifescu
Featuring animations by Peter Nevins and Rickie Lea Owens
Smile Stealers is a live action, animated, independent short film made in Montreal, Canada. It tells the story of a girl who becomes a warrior. She saves the world from eternal despair. This movie is an experimental visual poem, a campy surrealist silent film era music video.
Smile Stealers is a short story about a girl who has a destiny to become a warrior. Her name is Tyr, like the Norse God of War. Sad because there are no more stars in the sky, Tyr cries into the Tides who give her the last smile, the Vessel of Ultimate Power. With this power she battles The Sky, saves a Unicorn, and escapes a Paper Moon photo booth trap. With the help of the Unicorn and Mr.Gician, a magician, she fights the Queen of a Moon and slays her children to set the smiles free. The children become stars in the sky and a harmonious balance is regained in the universe.
This project is funded by the Canada Council For the Arts.