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Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics

Terril Calder
2021 | 19 min 22 s
Stop-motion animation
English with some Anishinaabemowin

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionTIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (2021)

  • Special Mention - Canadian Film Institute (CFI) Award for Best Canadian AnimationOIAF - Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada (2021)

  • Official SelectionimagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada, (2021)

  • Audience Award: Best Canadian Short FilmGIRAF Festival of Independent Animation, Canada (2021)

  • Canada’s Top Ten - ShortsTIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, (2021)

  • Official SelectionBerlinale - Generation 14plus (2022)

  • Nomination - Best Animated ShortCanadian Screen Awards, Toronto, Canada (2022)

  • International Jury Special MentionsTricky Women/Tricky Realities, Vienna (2022)

  • Nominations - Indigenous Award, Mental Health & AnimationYorkton Film Festival, SK, Canada (2022)

  • Perspectives Short Films in Competition Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France (2022)


Long Synopsis


One liner


Director's Statement


Terril Calder, Métis

Trailer


Excerpts

Excerpt #1


Excerpt #2



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Poster

Team


Terril Calder
Writer, Director and Animator


Photo
Photo : Julie Artacho




Jelena Popović
Producer


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Jason Ryle
Consulting Producer


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Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer (NFB)


Photo
Photo : David Fine




Rob McLaughlin
Executive Producer


Photo
Photo : Emily Cooper



Credits

Written and Directed by
Terril Calder

Producer
Jelena Popović

Consulting Producer
Jason Ryle

Executive Producers
Michael Fukushima
Robert McLaughlin

Nokomis
Gail Maurice

Jesus
Kent McQuaid

Baby Girl
Lake Delisle

Narrator
Terril Calder

Editor
Jeff Barnaby

Consultant
Darlene Naponse

Design, Animation and Compositing
Terril Calder

Armature
Erik Goulet

Puppets, Sets, Props, Costumes
Terril Calder

Traditional Costume – Baby Girl
Cassandra Cochrane

Lighting Consultant
Nadya Kwandibens

3D Animation
Zane Kozak

Music Composer
Judith Gruber-Stitzer
© 2021 National Film Board of Canada (SOCAN)

Musicians
Kate Bevan-Baker, violin
François Jalbert, guitar
Sheila Hannigan, cello

Music Mix
François Arbour
Geoffrey Mitchell (NFB)

Sound Design
Sacha Ratcliffe

Foley
Karla Baumgardner
assisted by
Rod Thibeault

Foley Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Voice Recording
Luc Léger

Re-recording
Jean Paul Vialard
Shelley Craig

Technical Director
Eloi Champagne

Animation Technical Specialist
Randall Finnerty

Online Editor
Serge Verreault

Closing Credits
Cynthia Ouellet

Technical Coordinators
Luc Binette
Mira Mailhot

Studio Administrator
Rosalina Di Sario

Senior Production Coordinator
Dominique Forget

Studio Coordinator
Faisal Moula

Marketing Manager
Judith Lessard-Bérubé

Marketing Coordinator
Jolène Lessard

Anishinaabe Syllabic Chapter Titles
James Vukelich

Anishinaabemowin Translation
Margaret Pollock

Thanks
Willie J. Ermine, M.Ed.
Tantoo Cardinal
John Christou
Jamie Whitecrow
Brandon Michael Mohammed
Emry Calder
Amanda Roy
Valdimar Brandsson
Adeeb Khan
Geeta Sondhi
Heather Haynes


© 2021 National Film Board of Canada



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