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Shannon Amen

Shannon Amen

| 14 min

TRIGGER WARNING: This film contains the following subject matter: Suicide and self harm.
If you are affected by the topics addressed in the film, we encourage you to reach out to someone you trust.

If you’re in need of crisis support, please visit Crisis Services Canada

Shannon Amen unearths the passionate and pained expressions of a young woman overwhelmed by guilt and anxiety as she struggles to reconcile her sexual identity with her religious faith. A loving elegy to a friend lost to suicide.

  • writer
    Chris Dainty
  • director
    Chris Dainty
  • based on writings, art and music
    Shannon Jamieson
  • voice
    Shannon Jamieson
  • creative consultant
    Ellie Forbes
  • line producer
    Jennifer Dainty
  • sound design
    Sacha Ratcliffe
  • storyboard
    Chris Dainty
    Bradley Cayford
    Fabian Jacobo Cuevas
    Jeff Amey
  • animatic
    Chris Dainty
    Bradley Cayford
    Fabian Jacobo Cuevas
    Jeff Amey
  • character design
    Izzy Campbell
    Élise Simard
    Chris Dainty
  • 2D animator
    David Seitz
    Phil Lockerby
    Hyun Jin Park
    Lynn Scatcherd
    Andrew Doris
    Luc Chamberland
    Sean Branigan
    Chris Dainty
    Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
    Jamie Gallant
  • stop motion animation
    Chris Dainty
    Lynn Dana Wilton
  • animation clean-up
    Izzy Campbell
    Jennifer Dainty
  • backgrounds
    Fabian Jacobo Cuevas
    Chris Dainty
    Izzy Campbell
  • tree sculpture
    Kenny Hayden
  • ice carvers
    Chris Dainty
    Kevin Ashe
    Antonio Baisas
    Mowafak Nema
    Jeremy Kuzub
    Nathan McKeough
    Ikuo Kanbayashi
  • director of photography
    Karim Ayari
  • camera assistant
    Matthew Delaney
    Mitch Lenet
  • promotional photography
    Mitch Lenet
    Ella-Rose Swinimer
  • ice shoot assistant
    Marlee Mayors
  • editing
    Chris Dainty
    Trevor Dixon Bennett
  • compositing
    Fred Casia
    Élise Simard
  • VFX
    Fred Casia
    Élise Simard
  • reference video
    Luc Chamberland
    Izzy Campbell
  • violin
    Lyndell Montgomery
  • recording
    Jane Aurora
  • electronic music
    Sacha Ratcliffe
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley assistant
    Rod Thibeault
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Isabelle Lussier
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • technical specialist - animation
    Randall Finnerty
  • technical coordination
    Luc Binette
    Maud Chayer
  • titles font
    Shannon Jamieson
  • titles layout
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
    Denis Pilon
  • studio administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • senior production coordinator
    Dominique Forget
  • studio coordinator
    Barry Ahmad
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
  • marketing
    Geneviève Bérard
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima


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