Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall Live

A Graphic Novel Animated In Real Time With A Live Soundtrack

Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala presents a magical, multi-disciplinary adaptation of his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall. The story centres around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence and infatuated with a winsome office drone. Directed by K.K. Barrett, recently Oscar-nominated for Her, this live adaptation unfolds via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets. Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide live scoring on piano, strings and turntables. 

Performances will open with the international premiere of Minotaur, a 6 minute short film of vibrant 3D images flowing through the stages of birth, death and back, evoking universal emotions. Produced by NFB, Minotaur is the latest film from award-winning animator Munro Ferguson.


When & Where?
Saturday, June 7, 2014
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Sunday, June 8, 2014
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Monday, June 9, 2014
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1

Post-performance Talk

Ticket holders are invited to join Kid Koala and Munro Ferguson for a talk on the evening of June 8 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1, following the performance.

Co-commissioned by the Luminato Festival, Adelaide Festival, Banff Centre, Internationales Sommerfestival Hamburg, Santiago A Mil, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, and Roundhouse. 

Minotaur is an NFB production.

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Creator: Eric San (Kid Koala)
Director: K.K. Barrett
Set Designer: Benjamin Gerlis
Puppet Designers: Clea Minaker, Patrick Martel, Félix Boisvert, Karina Bleau
Director of Photography: AJ Korkidakis
Puppeteers: Clea Minaker, Félix Boisvert, Karina Bleau

Musical Score: Kid Koala 
Musical Director: Vid Cousins
Musical Performers: Kid Koala and The Afiara Quartet

Producer: Ryhna Thompson
Tour Manager: Patrick Hamou
Production and Stage Manager: Olivier Gaudet-Savard
Sound Engineer: Vid Cousins
Video Editor: Ben Knight
Cameraman: AJ Korkidakis