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Stop Motion Department

Stop Motion Department


Our studio was founded by two stop-motion specialists: Philip Eddolls and Evan DeRushie. Since 2009 we've been immersed in the world of handcrafted animation, with a singular focus on keeping the rich tradition of frame-by-frame puppet animation alive. We’ve had the privilege of collaborating with some of our favourite artists, including our first major short film production, The Shaman’s Apprentice, directed by Zacharias Kunuk, which garnered top film festival awards such as Best Canadian Short film at TIFF 2021, and Best Animated Short at the Canadian Screen Awards 2022 Producing everything in-house with a small team of puppet builders, miniature set experts, and animators in our North York workshop, SMD brings a world-class level of stop-motion knowledge to our work, combined with a modern technical approach that keeps the medium progressing forward.