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| 6 min

In this short animation, a young boy takes a flying leap away from normal, waves goodbye to his classmates, and disappears into the cityscape and beyond. At the same time, a young girl is inspired to reinvent her space with art.

  • director
    Howie Shia
  • writer
    Howie Shia
  • animator
    Howie Shia
  • background
    Kelly Sommerfeld
    Howie Shia
  • flutter burner
    Mitch Speed
  • music composer
    Howie Shia
  • music producer
    Sizzly Poppa
  • music performer
    Drew Birston
    Dafydd Hughes
    Tim Shia
    Howie Shia
  • music recording
    Ryan Patterson
  • sound editing
    Ryan Patterson
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • final sound mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • marketing
    Hélène Tanguay
    Melissa Wheeler
  • executive director
    Judy Gladstone
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
    Howie Shia


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Ages 14 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Media Education - Film Animation

Using the title "Stop the world, I want to get off", have students write a poem or a rap or create a piece of art about what they would do or where they might go if they were offered the chance to escape their lives.

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