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The Storm

Monica Kidd
2021 | 4 min

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionFIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2021)

  • Official SelectionSt. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, NL, Canada (2021)


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Monica Kidd
Writer, Director
Photo : Greg Locke, Stray Light Photography

Monica Kidd

A practising family physician and poet, Monica Kidd grew up in the farming town of Elnora, Alberta, where her family ran the local general store. She went on to study ecology and zoology, and later obtained an MSc in evolutionary biology, working as a seabird biologist on the Labrador coast and then as a reporter for CBC Radio. She has authored seven books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction; her most recent title is Chance Encounters with Wild Animals, a poetry collection published in 2019 by Gaspereau Press.

Kidd’s film credits include The Aviatrix (2009), a short documentary honouring the memory of Amelia Earhart, as well as the short experimental films praxis: Twillingate (2007), The Home Front (2003), The World’s Last Lunch Counter (2002) and Multiplicity (2001). With The Storm (2021) she makes her directorial debut with the National Film Board of Canada. She divides her time between Calgary and St. John’s.

Duncan Major
Animator, Editor
Photo : Victoria Wells

Duncan Major

An artist, filmmaker and graphic designer, Duncan Major has created animation and illustrations for film, print publications and theatre.

He works as art director and graphic designer for Perfect Day, a full-service creative communications agency, and runs Walpurgis Press, a letterpress print studio he founded in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

He was a member of the creative team on 4 North A (2020), a short animation co-directed by Jordan Canning and Howie Shia that has circulated widely on the international festival circuit. His director credits include Little Big Bang (2016), an animation produced through the NFB Hothouse program.

Annette Clarke
Producer and Executive Producer
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Annette Clarke

An accomplished producer committed to collaborating with artists to craft transformative stories,  Annette’s select producer credits include The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2011, IDFA and CSA for best documentary short), Hard Light (2012, FIFA Jury Award), Danny (2014, Hot Docs Big Ideas series), 54 Hours (2014, Yorkton Founder’s Award), Gun Runners (2015, Hot Docs), Theater of Life (2016, Berlin), Hand. Line. Cod. (2016, TIFF), Love, Scott (2018, Hot Docs, BFI Flare, Inside Out, One World) and Assholes, a theory (CPHDOX). In addition to Conviction, her current productions reflect on the human condition through the eyes of a twelve year old Yazidi boy arriving in Canada, and inside the lives of resilient women along the Brazilian Amazon. As executive producer for NFB’s Quebec Atlantic studio, Annette envisions a potent and ambitious slate of short form and feature documentaries, animation, and interactive story telling across a rich and large territory.


written, directed and narrated by
Monica Kidd

animation and production design by
Duncan Major

produced by
Annette Clarke

sound design and original composition by
Isabelle Riche

edited by
Duncan Major

title design
Duncan Major

online editor
Yannick Carrier

Isabelle Lussier

thank you
Howie Shia
Tali Katan
Torill Kove
Katie Butler Major
Valentine and Zelda Major
Michael Walsh
Glen Tilley
Sacha Ratcliffe
Family-Centred Maternity Care, St. John’s
South Health Maternity and Wellness, Calgary

production supervisor
Roz Power

technical coordinators
Daniel Lord
Chris Macintosh

digital editing technicians
Marie-Josée Gourde
Pierre Dupont
Patrick Trahan

sound technician
Bernard Belley

marketing managers
Johanna Lessard
Melissa Wheeler

marketing coordinator
Emilie Ryan

Jennifer Mair

senior production coordinator
Kelly Davis

studio administrator
Leslie Anne Poyntz

legal counsel
Dominique Aubry

executive producer
Annette Clarke

The Storm

Quebec – Atlantic Studio, English Program
The National Film Board of Canada


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