The Filmmakers

A motion identity inspired by the works of Norman McLaren.

Arts & Culture


Puncture was tasked with branding The Filmmakers, an original CBC talk show that launched as a companion to a Saturday night series of celebrated Canadian films.

CBC wanted impact, an unapologetic aesthetic, and a flexible kit-of-parts. Puncture outfitted the show with a new look and feel, and created all moving parts of the show including a new intro sequence, bumpers, stings, title cards, and credits.

For The Filmmakers, our objective was to develop an accessible, original brand that catered to a mature audience, while still representing the artistry and diversity of the Canadian film industry. Pulling inspiration from the work of Canadian animator Norman McLaren, and the natural linear movement of film strips, we managed to create a dynamic brand system and show intro that married a classic film aesthetic with a contemporary edge.