In the Land of the Flabby Schnook VR poster - FIVARS 2020

In the Land of the Flabby Schnook

Directed by:

Francis Gelinas





(Passive Experience – 360 Theater)

A little brother asks his big sister how she managed to stop being afraid of the dark. She draws him into a succession of dreamlike tableaus where everything comes alive and through which the little brother learns to confront his own fears. In the Land of the Flabby Schnook is a contemplative film in which the viewer discovers a magical place through the eyes of the protagonists.

In the Land of the Flabby Schnook - Director Headshot - Francis Gelinas Director Biography – Francis Gelinas

Francis Gélinas is a graduate of the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design (NAD – UQAC) in video game design, the Collège de Maisonneuve in multimedia integration techniques, and Concordia’s Fine Arts program, with a major in film animation.

He has worked in film and animation for over 14 years. First as an animator, and then as artistic director and producer with Moment Factory, alongside which he founded his own company ( in 2006.

He experiments with animation in all its forms: stop motion, 2D and 3D animation, and scenic projections. He has produced animated web series, projection events in amusement parks, and worked on countless commercial projects for clients such as: Igloofest, Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, Coca Cola, the NFB, Felix & Paul studios, Moment Factory, Ubisoft, Sid Lee, 4U2C, to name a few.

His first personal film (The Story of the Mean Dragon) toured to festivals around the world and won the Audience Award at the Fantasia festival.

In the Land of the Flabby Schnook VR poster - FIVARS 2020