About Handful of Films

Founded by filmmaker and anthropologist Niobe Thompson, Handful of Films is a Canadian production company devoted to creating unique, entertaining and timeless films. Coming to every project with complete commitment, a passion for the subject, and a deep well of experience, Handful of Films brings to life episodes in the human journey, from the evolutionary origins of humanity to the complexity of the modern world, in documentary and dramatic form. 


A selection of international acclaimed documentaries, laureates of multiple screen awards, have been adapted to the concert stage for live performances with symphony orchestra. With composer and conductor Darren Fung and Niobe Thompson as host and narrator, Great Human Odyssey in Concert is currently touring in North America, and Equus In Concert will debut in 2021.

Fondé par le cinéaste et anthropologue Niobe Thompson, Handful of Films est une compagnie de production dont la mission est de créer des films uniques, divertissants et intemporels. Avec un engagement complet sur chacuns de leur projets, une passion pour le sujet et une expertise affutée, Handful of Films capture l'essence de l'expérience humaine, de l'évolution embrionaire de l'humanité, jusqu'à la complexité du monde moderne, intégrant des aspects dramatiques à leurs documentaires. 


Une sélection de documentaires de renommée internationale, lauréats de multiple prix-écran, ont été adaptés pour la salle de concert pour une présentation symphonique devant public. Avec le compositeur et chef d'orchestre, Darren Fung, et Niobe Thompson en tant qu'animateur et narrateur, Great Human Odyssey in Concert est présentement en tournée à travers l'Amérique du Nord et la première d'Equus in Concert aura lieu en 2021.

Handful of Films

Anthropologist and filmmaker
Niobe Thompson's award-winning documentaries for the concert stage with orchestra
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Videos

"THE GREAT HUMAN ODYSSEY" (Trailer)
01:49
Making of a Film Score
13:20
 
 

Documentary films for the concert stage

Press

"The visual backdrop to this odyssey is gorgeous flowing footage, shots of real-life bushmen and reindeer herders, along with ancient scenes re-created from early artifacts. But science is the backbone."

Edmonton Journal / Calgary Herald, about The Great Human Odyssey


The scientific equivalent of a creation story for humankind.”

—  The Globe & Mail, about The Great Human Odyssey


“Spectacular sequences… stunning visuals.”

— The Globe & Mail, Marsha Lederman, about The Great Human Odyssey



"The visual backdrop to this odyssey is gorgeous flowing footage, shots of real-life bushmen and reindeer herders, along with ancient scenes re-created from early artifacts. But science is the backbone."

— Edmonton Journal / Calgary Herald, à propos de The Great Human Odyssey


The scientific equivalent of a creation story for humankind.”

—  The Globe & Mail, à propos de The Great Human Odyssey


“Spectacular sequences… stunning visuals.”

— The Globe & Mail, Marsha Lederman, à propos de The Great Human Odyssey

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