Odd One Out

Odd One Out is a sci-fi fantasy story told almost without dialogue that takes place in a surreal film-noir universe inhabited by faceless living mannequins. A paranoid military cabal looking for the ultimate war deterrent create a mechanized colossus in an underground laboratory, but a mysterious organization of black-suited anarchists brainwash a hapless soldier into triggering the monster’s escape. This act of sabotage is only one part of a sinister plot that plunges the city into all-out civil war and leads to an apocalyptic final confrontation. Six years in the making, Odd One Out was filmed entirely with miniatures and practical effects, and features just four actors playing over seventy characters.

  • Christopher Rohde
  • Christopher Rohde
  • Christopher Rohde
  • Adam Slight
    Key Cast
  • Theo Pelmus
    Key Cast
  • Jennifer Lyon
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Hawkes
    Key Cast
  • Patrick Dolan
    Assistant Director (Live Action Scenes)
  • Miles Finlayson
    Cinematographer (Live Action Scenes)
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Science fiction, Fantasy, Film Noir, Neo Noir
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 USD
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    HD Video
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  • MisCon 28 International Short Film Festival
    Missoula, Montana
    May 24, 2014
    North American premiere
  • Balticon 48 Sunday Night Short Film Festival
    Baltimore, Maryland
    May 25, 2014
  • Celludroid Sci-Fi / Anime / Fantasy Film Festival
    Cape Town, South Africa
    August 9, 2014
    African premiere
  • Gen Con Indy Film Festival
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    August 16, 2014
  • Diabolique International Film Festival
    Bloomington, Indiana
    September 20, 2014
  • Imaginarium Film Festival
    Louisville, Kentucky
    September 20, 2014
  • Jasper Short Film and Media Arts Festival
    Jasper, Alberta
    September 27, 2014
    Canadian premiere
    Best Film by an Emerging Filmmaker
  • Silver Wave Film Festival
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
    November 7, 2014
  • Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film & Video Festival (KLEX)
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    November 21, 2014
    Southeast Asian premiere
  • Montgomery Film Festival
    Montgomery, Alabama
    January 30, 2015
  • Fantasporto Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto
    Porto, Portugal
    March 2, 2015
    European premiere
  • Ottawa Independent Video Awards
    Ottawa, Ontario
    April 11, 2015
    Best Director (Experimental)
  • Other Cinema
    San Francisco, California
    May 30, 2015
  • Nickel Independent Film Festival
    St. John's, Newfoundland
    June 25, 2015
  • Interrobang Film Festival
    Des Moines, Iowa
    June 28, 2015
  • Cellar Door Film Festival
    November 7, 2015
Director Biography - Christopher Rohde

Christopher Rohde (b. 1983) is an award-winning filmmaker from Ottawa, Ontario. His video The Pink Ghosts (2006) was screened across Canada and was one of the first four films selected for the inaugural edition of EnRoute, Air Canada’s in-flight film festival. Odd One Out (2014) was screened internationally and won awards for Best Film by an Emerging Filmmaker at the Jasper Short Film and Media Arts Festival and Best Director (Experimental) at the 2015 Ottawa Independent Video Awards. He received his M.A. in Film Studies from Carleton University in 2007. He was a member of Available Light Screening Collective from 2006 to 2013 and curated several programmes for the group including Stellar Regions: Jazz & Avant-Garde Film and Raw Power: Rock & Avant-Garde Film. From 2010 to 2014, he was the Programmer at SAW Video Media Art Centre, a dynamic artist-run-centre in the nation’s capital, where he curated dozens of screenings, installations, exhibitions, performances and other projects with many of Canada’s top media artists.

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