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The JVC Tokyo Video Festival is one of the world's most important international video competitions, : which attracted a record 2,096 entries this year, was initiated in 1978 with the aim of encouraging communication through video-making by amateur and professional individuals and groups.

"Award of Excellence"
JVC Tokyo Video Festival

"Prix Radio-Québec"
Québec Festival of Young Cinema & Film
from Québec's educational TV network
Montréal 1988


"A wonderful cardboard travelogue through a peewee hermanesque two- dimensional black and white scenography - passes from the integrity of the image to a digitized color pointillism, from flowing time to saccadic rhythmic organization of temporal measures.

Tiptoeing through the unreality of stifling timid, bureaucratic passivity with Mr. Dream as low-key daredevil guiding us through a slide show that puts our would-be adventurer to sleep. His dream escape is then depicted in the form of a musical interlude. When he wakes up after his maudlin evening, it is only to go back to his safe home where he can hide from travel, plane crashes and everything frightening, i.e., his life in general.

In the closing scene, he goes to bed, book in hand (Freud's "The Interpretation of Dreams), on of the pages of which makes a wry commentary on the video's budget, he closes his eyes and goes to sleep. zzzzz's literally coming out of his mouth."

Francine Dagenais in Cinema Canada Magazine June 1988

Running Time : 12 mins - standard : ntsc color

Original Format : 3/4" u-matic - Audio : stereo ch. 1 & 2


Video Artists: George A. Lessard, Robert Hamilton, Dave Clark

Camera: Robert Hamilton, Dave Clark

Video Editing: G.A. Lessard & Robert Hamilton

Digital animation & effects: G.A. Lessard

Music composed, performed and recorded by: Dave Clark

Sung by: Dave Clark & Robert Hamilton

Sets by: Dave Clark & Robert Hamilton

Story by: Dave Clark & Robert Hamilton

Actors: Mr. Dream played by Dave Clark


the story teller is Robert Hamilton