AMANDA STRONG

OWNER & DIRECTOR

Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) interdisciplinary artist with a focus on filmmaking, stop motion animations and media art. She is currently based on unceded Coast Salish territories also known as Vancouver, BC.  Strong is the owner/director/producer of Spotted Fawn Productions Inc. (SFP).  Under her direction SFP utilizes unconventional methods to elevate Indigenous stories that centred are in collaboration and utilize a multi-layered approach to all aspects to their work.

NATTY BOOM

ANIMATOR

Navaporn (Natty) Boonmasiri is an artist from Bangkok Thailand who studied Animation at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.  At school she concentrated on stop motion animations and experimental surrealism. The subjects in her animations never venture far from their original creatures (both flora and fauna).  Natty experiments with these creatures to create new forms and natural textures combined with sound and movement.

FEMKE VAN DELFT

SET & PROP FABRICATION

Femke van Delft is an award-winning visual and performance artist who is based in Vancouver, BC. She has shown her work nationally in galleries in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario and internationally in venues in San Francisco and Ireland. Van Delft has a B.Sc (Gen) from the University of Alberta and a BA (Eng. Lit) from the University of Lethbridge. She also works as a professional photographer.

SUNA GALAY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Suna Sunkosi Maya, born 1990, is a Vancouver-based artist who works primarily in oils. Her art focuses on the transcendence of earthly limitations and sources subject matter from dreams and visions. She believes in the power of the inner world to transform the human experience with every breath and expresses this infinite dimension of beauty and archetypes in her work.

DORA CEPIC

ANIMATOR & PROP FABRICATOR

Dora Cepic studied Animation at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

MARCUS KLIEWER

COMPOSITING & FABRICATION

Marcus studied Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University.

DENVER LYNXLEG

ADMINISTRATION & DESIGN ASSISTANT

Denver Lynxleg (leg of the lynx) is a light skinned ikwe who has chosen projects and work that explore dialogues of reclamation, resurgent cultural identity and emotional labour (due to) decolonization.  In addition to supporting SFP, she is a Core Member, Designer and Treasurer of ReMatriate Collective (2015) and the Coordinator for SFU's Indigenous Graduate Student Program (2018).  When she's not beading she spreads lateral love through her curated Instagram @lynxlegz where she can share and support art from all over Turtle Island.

CAT HAYES

PUPPET DESIGN & FABRICATION

I am a passionate film maker and enthusiast. Animation is my favoured medium, particularly in my own work. I have a great appreciation and understanding for traditional stop motion animation and its handcrafted qualities. I strive to find innovative ways to combine this with modern technologies.

ERIN ROSS

PUPPET DESIGN & FABRICATION

Erin Ross holds a BFA in Animation from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and studied Fine Arts and Design at Concordia University (Montreal), Langara College and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She has taught and facilitated art and animation workshops for children and youth privately, in schools, museum programs and film festivals.

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