Douglas
Coupland
The Gum Thief
Back in the summer, we talked to our good friends at Random House Canada, about doing something for Doug Coupland's new book. Didn't know what, just, something. We had done some work before for Souvenir of Canada, a pop-culture biographical rumination on well, you have to see it, and should really. Back to The Gum Thief. We wanted to do a series of short pieces, which would then find their way out into the world the way all things do now. There are three series, featuring passages from the novel. Roger and Bethany are the two main characters in the novel, and Glove Pond is the novel within the novel. We shot in an unspecified office supplies store, taught ourselves how to animate piles of staples and took a crash course in mid century advertising. Doug Coupland does the narration for all of them and Dave deCarlo from Sons and Daughters helped us out with sound design.
Roger
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Title:Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Client:Random House Canada
The Gum Thief

Creative Director:Gary Thomas
Producer:Patty Bradley
Director:Gary Thomas
Online/compositing:Greg Dunlop
Production Company:Crush, Toronto
Sound Design:Dave deCarlo
Random House:Sharon Klein
Bethany
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Title:Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Client:Random House Canada
The Gum Thief

Creative Director:Gary Thomas
Producer:Patty Bradley
Directors:Adrian Lawrence, Chris Rolf
Online/compositing:Greg Dunlop
Production Company:Crush, Toronto
Sound Design:Dave deCarlo
Random House:Sharon Klein
Glove Pond
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Credits
Title:Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Client:Random House Canada
The Gum Thief

Creative Director:Gary Thomas
Producer:Patty Bradley
Director:Stefan Woronko
Online/compositing:Greg Dunlop
Production Company:Crush, Toronto
Sound Design:Dave deCarlo
Random House:Sharon Klein