Multi-award winning short film, The Chaperone, directed by Fraser Munden, enjoys its world premiere today as a prestigious Vimeo Staff Pick.

Three years in the making, The Chaperone spent two hugely successful years on the film festival circuit. Premiering (despite not being complete) at TIFF 2013 where it was the runner-up in the best short film category, The Chaperone went on to play at over 70 international festivals, winning 25 awards, and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

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The Chaperone 3D from Thoroughbread Pictures on Vimeo.

The Chaperone tells the true, previously untold story of a lone school teacher (Ralph Whims) who fought off an entire motorcycle gang while chaperoning a middle school dance in a church basement in 1970s Montreal east. Told from the first person unscripted perspective of Ralph and the school dance DJ (Stefan Czernatowicz), The Chaperone recreates the whole scene using hand drawn animation, miniature sets, puppets, live action Kung Fu and explosions. With over 10,000 hand drawings (many of which were coloured in crayon by hand), an original blaxploitation score and featuring a cast of over 200 people, The Chaperone is an unconventional approach to documentary shorts and the first animated documentary made entirely in stereoscopic 3D.

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Thoroughbread Pictures is a Montreal Film Production company founded in 2012 by director Fraser Munden and producer Michael Glasz. They have been making films together since high school and produce short films, commercials, and a variety of miscellaneous visual art.

The Chaperone is the third in a trilogy of Montreal animated documentaries about stories Fraser Munden heard growing up. The first two can be found here:

Why Was I Out There? (2010)

Vaseline & Pepper (2010)

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