Duration: 4:15 min
Medium: 2D Animation
Director and Animator
This film was initially inspired by a childhood memory of myself, one of my brothers, and a lake in the NWT, but evolved to become a meditative project on life and death and recovering from mental illness. It is a visualization of some of my memories of the natural environment I grew up in and will always think about.
Background concept art
Character pose sheets
Shell prop concept designs
Water colour, ink, and gouache scans used for textures.
Directed and Animated by Lia Fabre-Dimsdale
Score by Calla Paleczny
Production Assistant: C. Fears
Extra Background Assistant: Bailey Martin
Production guidance from: Lorelei Pepi, Rubén Möller, Martin Rose
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Lia is originally from Fort Simpson, NWT, where she grew up on the territory of Liidllii Kue First Nation, of which she is part of. The natural ecosystems, land, and botanicals are a great inspiration in her work, which often focuses on surreal escapism and storytelling.
After university Lia aims to become involved in developing creative and narrative concepts in a variety of artistic entertainment forms, and continue to involve experimental art practices to her growth as an artist.
Grad Film: https://vimeo.com/824276658?share=copy