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Jordan Canning and Howie Shia
2020 | 10 min 53 s
2D animation

Selections and Awards

  • Official Selection // World PremiereToronto International Film Festival, Canada (2020)

  • Official CompetitionOttawa International Animation Festival, Canada (2020)

  • Official SelectionSt. John's International Women's Film Festival, Canada (2020)

  • Quebec-Canada PanoramaLes sommets du cinéma d'animation, Montréal, Canada (2020)

  • Nominee - Best Animated Short Canadian Screen Awards (2021)

  • Nominee - AnimationYorkton Film Festival, Saskatchewan, Canada (2021)


Director Statement



Jordan Canning
Writer and Director

Photo : Shlomi Amiga

Howie Shia


Annette Clarke
Producer and Executive Producer

Photo : Dave Howells

Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer

Photo : David Fine



Written by
Jordan Canning

Directed by
Jordan Canning
Howie Shia

Storyboard, edit and design
Howie Shia

Miranda Quesnel
Simon Cottee
Duncan Major

Colour and additional animation
Jennifer Krick

Sound design and music
Sacha Ratcliffe

Produced by
Annette Clarke

Online editor
Denis Pilon

Howie Shia

Digital editing technicians
Pierre Dupont
Marie-Josée Gourde
Patrick Trahan

Technical director
Eloi Champagne

Technical specialist – animation
Randall Finnerty

Karla Baumgardner

Foley recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Isabelle Lussier

Sound technician
Bernard Belley

Production supervisor
Roz Power

Technical coordinators
Daniel Lord
Chris MacIntosh

Senior production coordinator
Kelly Davis

Studio administrator
Leslie Poyntz

Marketing manager
Johanna Lessard

Legal counsel
Dominique Aubry

Executive producers
Annette Clarke
Michael Fukushima

Executive director, English program
Michelle van Beusekom

Developed in association with
The Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation


Media Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745

  • About the NFB

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