This short is a proof-of-concept for a series we are developing based on the Canadian Heroes series of cards by Wendy Tancock. This short can be expanded into a series of shorts or longer episodes that can live on TV or on the web. Wendy’s illustrations educate and charm you, and the series will too. For this series, we put together a team of Canadian women for the writing, direction, animation, narration, and sound design.
Award-winning graphic designer. Wendy’s popular greeting cards and prints celebrate all things Canadian with affection, humour, and great design.
Writer, producer, and co-founder of Together: Words + Pictures for Art & Culture. Wrote the award-winning short film collection, Beastly Bards, where she had the pleasure of hearing her words read by Canadian icons like Gordon Pinsent, Jayne Eastwood, and Kenneth Welsh. She has over six years’ experience in live-action and animated children’s television, including screenwriting, production coordinating and puppet-building. Production credits include Radical Sheep’s Panda Bear Daycare and Ruffus the Dog (YTV), Land O’ Hands (Treehouse) and Cuppa Coffee’s JoJo’s Circus (ABC Family). Pazit holds a BAA from Ryerson University in Radio and Television Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.
Freelance illustrator and designer from Toronto. Since graduating from the Illustration Program at OCADU, Nat has made work for publications, galleries and private clients and has received recognition by American Illustration and the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. She is keen on adventuring, animating and harmonizing art and science. Her left wrist is reinforced with titanium and her hands are cold even in the summer. She is inspired by wanderlust and small discoveries attached to everyday life around the world. www.natdraws.com
Toronto-based actor and arts educator. Paula has performed with Humber River Shakespeare, Theatre Kingston, Stage West, Dream North (Toronto/Whitehorse), Rose Theatre (Shakespeare in the Square), the Thousand Islands Playhouse and others. She is a regular performer with Radio Project X, voicing a wide range of characters for their live and podcast radio plays. Paula is a graduate of Queen’s University and has received further training with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, the Soulpepper Summer Shakespeare Intensive, Equity Showcase Theatre, and VoicePro Studio.
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, sound editor, and the founder of post-production house, Puppy Machine. Chandra has over 15 years experience and has worked with a range of clients including film festivals (Reel Asian, ImagineNATIVE, Images Festival), corporate spots (Bell Local TV, Corus Entertainment), as well as a wide range of film and music genres.