Path Without End (Jan 2019)
The 10-minute film, Path Without End, will incorporate dance, archival images, and creative b-roll, with the addition of interviews and information about the Friday family and their experiences at Shingwauk Residential School. The overall tone is one of empowerment. The Friday family walked into the fire of residential school and rose out of its ashes. Their resilience is the focus of the film, not the violence inflicted upon them. The interviews with Christine’s mother, aunt, and uncle, will show each of them doing an activity that is part of their lives, such as her mother painting while she speaks. (fridaycreeations.ca)
We helped oversee the vfx shoot that formed the basis for our contribution to this film. Shooting Christine’s very moving dance against a greenscreen gave us the material we needed to be able to create a stylized ancestral world around her. Utilizing gorgeous paintings created by Christine’s artist mother, we were able to fashion a living, shimmering world of light and motion that transitions into darkness and then back out again, echoing Christine’s family’s continuing journey.