Party girl Annie and Gordon, a homeless man, travel through a remote subway tunnel to a different time; to a world where two children are held captive and tormented by bizarre figures. A multilayered animated film which brings to life the dark history of the Canadian residential school system, in which – as recently as the 1990s – First Nations children were being indoctrinated and estranged from their parents and culture.
by Terril Calder
with Joseph Boyden
Canada 2016 English 15’ Colour


  • Joseph Boyden


Director Terril Calder
Screenplay Joseph Boyden
Cinematography Terril Calder
Editing Terril Calder
Music South River Sound
Sound Design South River Sound
Sound South River Sound
Production Design Terril Calder
Costumes Terril Calder
Make-Up Terril Calder
Production Manager Terril Calder
Producer Jason Ryle

Produced by

Terril Calder Films

Terril Calder

The Métis media artist was born in Fort Frances, Canada and currently lives in Toronto. She studied fine art at the University of Manitoba with a major in drawing and a minor in film. Her work focuses on stop-motion animation and includes SNIP which screened in the 2017 Berlinale Generation where it received a Special Mention. In 2019, the Winnipeg Film Group presented the first retrospective of her work; in 2020, she was honoured with her first film festival retrospective at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Filmography (selection)

2009 Canned Meat; short animation 2011 The Gift; short animation 2013 Repercussions; short animation 2014 The Lodge 2016 SNIP; short animation 2021 Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics; short animation

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022