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Oma's Quilt

Oma's Quilt

| 12 min

This animated short tells the story of Oma, who is moving from her house on Maple Street where she lived most of her life to a senior's residence where she doesn't know anyone. Her granddaughter Emily, a young girl full of wide-eyed enthusiasm, senses that her grandmother isn't sure she will like her new home. Wishing to help, she comes up with an idea to ease the burden of this momentous change.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

  • director
    Izabela Bzymek
  • writer
    Izabela Bzymek
  • producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • animation
    Michael Linton
    Izabela Bzymek
  • editor
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • music
    Robyn Traill
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • sound supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • storyboard
    Izabela Bzymek
  • layouts
    Izabela Bzymek
  • modeling
    Izabela Bzymek
  • texturing
    Izabela Bzymek
  • character design
    Michael Linton
    Izabela Bzymek
  • lighting
    Michael Linton
    Izabela Bzymek
  • rigger
    Carson Morton
  • modeling assistant
    Noel Peters
  • musician
    Robert Brouwer
    Finn Manniche
  • voice
    Linda Sorensen
    Colleen Machnikowski
    Michael Dobson
    Keegan Connor Tracy
  • dialogue editor
    Mark Hensley
  • foley artist
    Donna Powell
  • foley recordist
    Jack Heeren
  • re-recording mixer
    Mark Hensley
    Don Mann
  • re-recording facility
    Post Modern Sound
  • post-production services
    Shaman Digital Media
  • consultant
    Don White
  • story consultant
    Tai Keattivanichvily
  • researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • technical consultant
    Arthur Pecka
  • production coordinator
    Christine Sears
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Hélène Tanguay
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli


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Ages 5 to 9

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Family Studies/Home Economics - Aging/Death and Dying

An animated short film from the Talespinners playlist, Oma’s Quilt tells the story of a grandmother who is not ready to leave for a retirement home, but her house is sold, and it is time to go. Her granddaughter creates a quilt with some treasured material to help her adjust to her new home.  Children will have difficult questions, like why did the grandmother have to move if she did not want to?  Why is the granddaughter worried about the grandmother? What type of material went into the quilt? Children may also relate this story to their own experience with grandparents who have had to move.

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