Here is where selected works are showcased.

Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice

I am so proud to have been a part of Zacharias Kunuk’s animated short film which has been winning awards around the world – and is now short-listed for the Oscars! The film was produced by Kingulliit Productions, Taqqut Productions & the great people at Stop Motion Department.

An animated adaptation of an Inuit traditional story, from the North Baffin region. The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test-a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.

I was the lead puppet builder, crafting the main stop motion characters and designing & building the animal puppets. Here are some cool images of that work.

And here’s the trailer:

List of Awards (thus far):

94th Annual Academy Awards, 2022
(Short-listed for Best Animated Short Film)

Toronto International Film Festival, 2021
(North American Premiere, Best Canadian Short Film award)

Festival Stop Motion Montreal, 2021
(Best Independent Short Film award)

Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2021
(Best Canadian Short Film & Best Narrative Short awards)

Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2021
(World Premiere, recipient of the FIPRESCI award)

Official Website: shamansapprentice.com