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Shaman

Echo Henoche
2017 | 5 min
Hand-Drawn Animation

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionImagineNATIVE 2017

  • Official SelectionAmerican Indian Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionCalifornia's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionMontreal First Peoples Festival 2018

  • Official SelectionIndigenous Film and Arts Festival 2018


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Echo Henoche
Director
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Echo Henoche

Echo Henoche is an Inuk artist and emerging animator from Labrador. Granddaughter of acclaimed Inuk artist Gilbert Hay, Henoche grew up surrounded by Inuit art, crafts and storytelling. Raised in the tightly knit community of Nain, on Labrador’s North Coast, Henoche has spent her life immersed in Labrador Inuit culture: living on the Land, studying Inuktitut at school and learning to make traditional crafts and clothing. Self-taught, Henoche developed her unique art style from depicting what she knows best: the landscapes, animals and people of northern Labrador.

Working with animators and filmmakers at the NFB on her first film, Shaman, Henoche received mentorship and guidance on how to transform the dynamic lines and vivid colours of her illustrations into animation. Henoche shares with the world her perspective on this ancient tale using her bold and unique hand-drawn style.


Kat Baulu
Producer
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Kat Baulu

As a creative producer at the National Film Board of Canada, Kat Baulu supports auteurs working in the documentary, animation and interactive forms. She has produced Jobie Weetaluktuk’s award-winning documentary Timuti and Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters, winner of the Grand Prize at the Paris International Environmental Film Festival. Kat’s most recent projects include Gun Runners, by first-time filmmaker Anjali Nayar, and Grassroots in Dry Lands, by acclaimed director Helene Klodawsky. Upcoming productions include the short experimental documentaries Three Thousand, by emerging Inuk director Isabella-Rose Weetaluktuk, and Elephant 67, by Colin MacKenzie and Aparna Kapur. Kat studied filmmaking at Concordia University, the Canadian Film Centre and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine, USA. In 2007, Kat attended the University of Otago in New Zealand on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, gaining a post-graduate degree in science communication and wildlife filmmaking. In 2013, Kat completed her degree in Interactive Media Studies at the Institut national de l’image et du son in Montreal. Prior to joining the NFB, Kat was an independent producer of award-winning natural history documentaries and short films such as The Roger’s Cable, by Jennifer Kierans (Cannes world premiere, 1998).


Annette Clarke
Executive Producer
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Annette Clarke

Annette Clarke is an accomplished producer whose award-winning films challenge stereotypes and bring diverse voices to the forefront. For the past 25 years, she has collaborated with both emerging and established talent to tell powerful, transformative stories. As Executive Producer for NFB’s Quebec-Atlantic studio, Annette has met cattle rustlers in Kenya, foreign workers in Labrador, the endangered bluefin tuna, rock-star chefs decrying food waste, and an animated young girl who copes with her mom’s mental illness by losing herself in the imaginary world of books. Annette’s recent producer credits include Vive la rose (2009, TIFF and Sundance), The Chocolate Farmer (2010, Hot Docs, RIDM), Flawed (2010, Hot Docs, Silverdocs, double honours at PSIFF, Emmy nomination), The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2011, IDFA and CSA for best documentary short), Hard Light(2012, FIFA Jury Award), Buying Sex (2013, Hot Docs), Danny (2014, Hot Docs Big Ideas series), 54 Hours (2014, Yorkton Founder’s Award),Gunrunners (2015, Hot Docs) and Hand. Line. Cod. (2016, TIFF)

Credits

A Film by
ECHO HENOCHE

Inspired by THE NUNATSIAVUT POLAR BEAR IN THE ROCK LEGEND

With the participation of
ALTHAYA SOLOMON, Throat Singer
KARRIE OBED,Drummer
ECHO HENOCHE, Throat Singer

Hand drawn animation by
ECHO HENOCHE

Mentoring Animators
DAVID SEITZ
ELISE SIMARD
GLENN GEAR

Story and cultural consultant
ASINNAJAQ

Compositors
DAVID SEITZ
GLENN GEAR

Music Supervisor
LUIGI ALLEMANO

Sound Design
LUIGI ALLEMANO

Foley
KARLA BAUMGARDNER

Music
ÂEO – Traditional song
Althaya Solomon and Echo Henoche ©2017
Yâko – Original throat song
Althaya Solomon and Echo Henoche ©2017
Shaman’s Lullaby – Original song
Written and performed by Luigi Allemano with vocals by Echo Henoche ©2017

Production Managers
MYLÈNE AUGUSTIN
DARA JADE MOATS

Reseacher & Cultural Consultation
MICHELLE E. SMITH

On-line Editor
YANNICK CARRIER

Titles
JACQUES BERTRAND SIMARD

Head, Technical Resources
PIERRE FERLATTE
STEVE HALLÉ
JULIE LAPERRIÈRE

Technical Director, Animation / Production
ELOI CHAMPAGNE

Technical Animation Coordinator
RANDALL FINNERTY

Project Technical Coordinators
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPRISE
DANIEL LORD

Digital Editing Technicians
PIERRE DUPONT
ISABELLE PAINCHAUD
PATRICK TRAHAN

Recording
GEOFFREY MITCHELL

Re-recording Mixer
JEAN PAUL VIALARD

Mentors and trainers
CLAIRE BLANCHET
FRED CASIA
GLENN GEAR
JONATHAN NG
JIN HYUN PARK
DAVID SEITZ
ELISE SIMARD

ASINNAJAQ
JONATHAN WRIGHT

Inuktitut Translation
JOAN DICKER

Marketing Manager
GENEVIÈVE BÉRARD

Publicist
PATRICIA DILLON-MOORE

Publicity Stills
BARRY POTTLE

Publicity Video
ANGEL TRASGALLO CARPIO

Senior Production Coordinator
ISABELLE LIMOGES

Production Coordinator
CHRISTINE WILLIAMS

Transportation Coordinator
MELINA MESHER

Program Administrators
LESLIE ANNE POYNTZ
CAMILA BLOS

Business Affairs
CHRISTIAN PITCHEN

Producer
KAT BAULU

Executive Producer
ANNETTE CLARKE

Executive Director
MICHELLE VAN BEUSEKOM

With gratitude to the Community of Nain, Labrador who made this film possible:

CHANTELLE ANDERSEN
HEATHER ANGNATOK
GARY BAIKIE

LUCY BRENNAN
MICHELLE DAVIES
JOAN DICKER
HEATHER IGLOLIORTE
JOHANNES LAMPE
JACOB LARKIN
SARAH LEO
DAVE LOUGH
SEAN LYALL
OSSIE MICHELIN
MALVE PETERSMANN
MORRIS PROKOP
JOHN TERRIAK
SOPHIE TREMBLAY-MORISSETTE
FRAN WILLIAMS
BELINDA WEBB

Special Thanks
ANDREW BISSON
EVA CVIJANOVIC
ROSALINA DI SARIO
STÉPHANIE L’ÉCUYER
MELISA FORERO
DOMINIQUE FORGET
MICHAEL FUKUSHIMA
GEOFF GOODYEAR
LINDA GRUSSANI
JULIE HUGUET
ELIZABETH LOGUE
JON MONTES
ALANIS OBOMSAWIN
JANET PERLMAN
PIERRE PLOUFFE
DR. CAROL ROWAN
KATHRYN RUSCITO
MARK DAVID TURNER
JOBIE WEETALUKTUK
REGINALD WINSOR

My Inspiration
My grandfather, artist GILBERT HAY
My mom KATIE HENOCHE
My best friend ALTHAYA SOLOMON
My sisters EMELIA, HAILEY & SHANIA
My father JOHN WINTERS
My friend PERCY PONNIUK
My art teacher, TONY TIBBO
All my family, friends & community members

©2017 The National Film Board of Canada

 



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