A faceless factory worker fuses nature and technology until he discovers a dark truth: the factory is powered by the life force of infants.

He must face the great and gruesome machine regardless of personal sacrifice.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Tim Tracey

Filmmaker’s statement

Conceived while directing a documentary on farming and food security, Kreb explores a futuristic factory where technology and organic matter are fused into grotesque creations.

About Tim Tracey

Tim Tracey

Tim Tracey is an award-winning stop-motion animator/writer/director based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Working primarily with reclaimed materials, he fabricates vast worlds to tell his surreal stories.

Creating old school practical effects, he approaches animation like a magician. His practice ranges from feature-length documentaries (Feast or Famine, 2010), to no-holds barred action (Canadian Ninja, 2016) to experimental stop-motion animation.

His short animated film Kreb (2013) screened at prominent festivals and was recognized with awards including the 2015 Screen Nova Scotia Award – Best Short Film, Atlantic Film Festival 2013 – Best Animated Short, and Houston Worldfest 2014 – Platinum Remi – Animated Short.

Tim received the 2017 DANS Award for Artistic Achievement in Animation for his short film DataMine – currently on the festival circuit, screening at TIFF, TIFF Bell Lightbox, VIFF, London International Animation Festival, Shivers Berlin, Festival REGARD (where it received a Special Mention from the jury), Houston Worldfest (receiving a Grand Remi for Animation) – and Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent at Clermont-Ferrand, France, and SXSW, among others.

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