Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

| 8 min
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This animated short tells the story of Maq, a Mi’gmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors. When an elder in the community offers him a small piece of pipestone, Maq carves a little person out of it. Proud of his work, the boy wants to impress his grandfather and journeys through the woods to find him. Along the path Maq meets a curious traveller named Mi’gmwesu. Together they share stories, medicine, laughter and song. Maq begins to care less about making a good impression and more about sharing the knowledge and spirit he's found through his creation.

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.

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  • director
    Phyllis Grant
  • animator
    Phyllis Grant
  • writer
    Phyllis Grant
  • storyteller
    Gilbert Sewell
  • original music
    Normand Roger
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Benoît Chagnon
  • cast
    River Caplin
    Christopher Grant
    Felicia Grant
    Tristan Grant
    Ava Sewell
  • voice recording
    Ralf Cassidy Bindels
    Alex Salter
  • re-recording
    Luc Léger
  • executive producer
    Kent Martin
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Kent Martin
    Michael Fukushima

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  • Hernan

    Really nice tale. Excellent music and animation.

    Hernan, 26 Nov 2010