Second-year CapU student has film at Cannes

The work of second-year School of Motion Picture Arts student Malibu Taetz will be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Tag(s): Fine & Applied Arts

Motion Picture Arts student, Malibu Taetz in blue on set.

This is a breakthrough opportunity for Taetz. Cannes Film Festivals Short Film Corner is an opportunity to showcase the work of up-and-coming filmmakers to an international audience.

Accidental, written and directed by Taetz at the end of his first year at Capilano University, is a 14-minute film. A lowly French horn player has to traverse a jungle of violin bows and sliding trombones to return a music folder to the opposite side of a stage and the cello player he is enamored with, all without the imperious conductor seeing him. The action unfolds without dialogue. Instead, the story is told through music. 

Accidental was produced through CapU’s Off the Grid program. Each year, Michael Thoma, chair of the School of Motion Picture Arts, selects the most promising film pitches from students to be produced using CapU’s equipment and facilities during May and June, after the spring term ends. Crews must be composed of Capilano University students or alumni and filmmakers are encouraged to use actors from CapU’s theatre programs and wardrobes from CapU’s costuming students.

Thoma has chosen another film by Taetz to be produced this year. 

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