I had the honour of animating on this beautiful 20-minute short film back in 2019 at my always and forever second home Stop Motion Department Inc. It was an amazing experience to be surrounded by the unbelievably talented crew and bring the beautifully fabricated puppets to life! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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A young shaman must face her first test—a trip underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.
DIRECTOR: Zacharias Kunuk
PRODUCED BY: Kingulliit Productions, Taqqut Productions, Stop Motion Department
WRITTEN BY: Zacharias Kunuk, Jonathan Frantz
CAST: Madeline Ivalu, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Jacky Qrunnut
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Evan DeRushie
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Philip Eddolls
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Annick Counihan
ART DIRECTOR: Nikki Woolsey
PUPPETS: Karen Valleau, Lauren Craig
ANIMATORS: Evan DeRushie, Ghazal Tahernia, Lynn Dana Wilton, Laura Stewart, Luke Mistruzzi, Corinne Roy, Meaghan Hettler, Philip Eddolls, Evan DeRushie, Tina Nawrocki (2D), Dylan Cooney
COSTUMES:  Bonni Burns
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FESTIVAL SELECTIONS:
Toronto International Film Festival, 2021
(North American Premiere)
Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2021
Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2021 (World Premiere, winner of the FIPRESCI award)

Visit the official website at www.shamansapprentice.com
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