The Blizzard, 2 minutes and 30 seconds, 16mm, 2k, sound, 2023
The Blizzard (2023), is a short black and white documentary filmed during a major snowstorm in Toronto, January 2022. Inspired by Leslie McFarlane’s Snow Fighters (1957), for the National Film Board, which depicts the clean-up of snow-entrenched Montréal and the joys and frustrations of extreme weather. The Blizzard, shot on high-contrast 16mm film, mirrors the naive newsreels of the past with the sound creating an ominous narrative. The original soundtrack is the second collaboration with Daniel Brlas. The Blizzard is a document of time and a playful comment on the documentary format.