National Film Board of Canada chairman Tom Perlmutter has a deep knowledge of film history, but he is also one of the most influential voices leading visual storytelling into the future. Under his watch, the NFB has produced a string of groundbreaking films and web documentaries that deftly incorporate the latest transmedia techniques.

Melcher Media worked with Perlmutter to create a short film that uses the early days of cinema as an analogue to the new world of digital storytelling. Our team mixed striking production values with stylistic allusions to new technological forms, and the film works as both a conventional documentary and a cutting-edge call to action. The film served as the starting point for Perlmutter’s speaker roundtable discussions at the Future of StoryTelling summit in 2013.



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