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.
15 min · Colour
Born in Fort Frances, Canada, she studied fine art at the University of Manitoba, majoring in drawing with a focus on performance art and film. She became a member of the Video Pool media arts centre in Winnipeg where she exhibited her sculpture and performance art work. In 1992 she relocated to Toronto where she co-founded the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. She is a lecturer and mentor in animation. Her short films have won numerous awards including an Honourable Mention at the Sundance Film Festival for Choke.Filmography (selection)
2009 Canned Meat; animation short film 2011 The Gift; animation short film 2013 Repercussions; animation short film 2014 The Lodge 2016 SNIP; animation short film
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017
Terril Calder Films