Independent Projects

TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival Inc)

12 Hour Dolly

Dylan Reibling - Toronto, Canada

Film Installation

12 Hour Dolly, 2013

An uninterrupted 12-hour film, shot at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011, showcasing the impromtu participation of the public.

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On Saturday, October 1, 2011, a professional film crew set up a circular dolly track in the middle of a busy Toronto street. At 7 p.m., they began filming a circular dolly shot and continued for 12 straight hours, finishing at 7 a.m. the next morning. Throughout this 12-hour cycle, spectators were invited to take centre stage and interact with the space as they saw fit. The spontaneous performances of these impromptu participants was captured with beautiful cinematography and lighting, and heightened by the cinematically epic movement of the dolly shot. Screened as an uninterrupted 12-hour film, 12-Hour Dolly invites the spectator to spend time contemplating the participants in the film as well as the filmic apparatus itself. 

Parental guidance advised


TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West (This project will play projected onto the atrium wall, viewable from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.), 1

This project is indoors.