The film, which premiers at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, is itself a surreal experience within within the mind of Benoît. Keep A Modest Head features rare audio recordings and film footage taken in Benoît’s studio in Paris.
zeeBigBang spoke with Dawson on the making of his film and what it was like to get such intimate access to Benoît.
The live production features 23 dragons, some with wingspans of up to 46 feet, including Viking warriors and world-class acrobats who perform against a 20,000 square foot wall-to-floor immersive projection screen.
“There’s nothing quite of this nature in Toronto.There’s a massive [animation] audience here. We’ve got all this great infrastructure and there’s so much industry here.” That’s what kicked off the idea for TAAFI according to Ben McEvoy, festival co-founder.