Getting Started

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Getting Started
Directed by Richard Condie
Produced by Jerry Krepakevich
Written by Richard Condie
Starring Jay Brazeau (voice)
Music by Patrick Godfrey
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
12 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Getting Started is a 1979 animated short by Richard Condie and produced in Winnipeg by the National Film Board of Canada.

The film is a comical look at procrastination, based partly on the filmmaker's own experiences, portraying the inability of a pianist to rehearse a Debussy composition.[1][2]

Awards for Getting Started included the Genie Award for best animation film.[3] The film also won awards at the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films and the Tampere Film Festival, as well as a "Bijou" at the Canadian Short Film and Television Awards.


  1. ^ Cuthbert, Pamela (January 2003). "Richard Condie". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Film Reference Library. Archived from the original on 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ William Beard & Jerry White (ed.). North of everything: English-Canadian cinema since 1980. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. p. 77. ISBN 0-88864-390-X. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Getting Started". Film Collection. National Film Board of Canada Web site. 1979. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 

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