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The body is a magnificent system. But its harmony can be interrupted, sometimes by subversive agents within. Sick uses stop motion to bring to life a knitted body in a fanciful journey through the pulsating organs and dark recesses of the human body.

Produced as part of the 7th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • writer
    Candace Couse
  • director
    Candace Couse
  • mentoring director
    Luigi Allemano
  • music composer
    Kyle Bennett
    Austin Milne
    Devon Welsh
  • musician
    Kyle Bennett
    Austin Milne
    Devon Welsh
  • editor
    Jelena Popovic
  • sound editor
    Luigi Allemano
  • digital imaging
    Susan Gourley
    Randall Finnerty
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • on-line
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical co-ordination
    Julie Laperrière
    Steve Hallé
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Elaine Largie
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • associate producer
    Maral Mohammadian


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Ages 13 to 17

Science - Biology

As a class, research instances in which incongruous arts-and-crafts forms and media have been used to portray human and animal anatomy (for example, Lego “frog” dissection, human anatomy sleeping bag, and so on). Screen the film Sick and show the class Rembrandt’s famous painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. Then have the students use unusual materials and media to create anatomical artworks, and display them in a gallery space.

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