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  • Employing a range of cinematic techniques, three directors craft stylish and thoughtful reflections on the COVID-19 experience.

  • Animated bedtime stories for budding rebels in the post-COVID world.

  • Inspiring, insightful and wildly inventive, these works explore the physical and emotional aspects of pandemic isolation.

  • These creators defy clichéd representations of their communities while navigating the uncharted waters of a global health emergency.

  • Distinct voices, speaking from different points on the COVID-19 map, enhance our understanding of the pandemic experience.

  • What new knowledge does COVID reveal? As old systems and attitudes crumble, artists muse on the impact and creative potential of disruption.

  • Made in the Beyond the Curve documentary lab, these seven short films capture their creators’ perspectives on the pandemic’s multifaceted impacts in Quebec.

The Curve

The Curve is the pulse of our nation, beating in its own time during this unprecedented time. Our creators, with their talent and creativity, are bringing to life the voice of Canadians touched by Covid-19, both near and far.

The Curve is an online destination where these experiences will be expressed in animation, documentary and digital storytelling formats.

Conor McNally

Conor McNally
Conor McNally is a filmmaker and photographer based in Amiskwaciy (Edmonton, Alberta, Treaty 6). He has made numerous short films to date, with his most recent being Iikaakiimaat (2019). He is a proud father and a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Allan Code

Allan Code
Allan Code is a filmmaker who has been based in Northern Canada since 1971. As Executive Director of NahHO Productions, he produces works—including documentary series, features and shorts—that reflect traditional knowledge, science, natural history and northern stories with independence, authenticity and integrity.

Weiye Su

Weiye Su
Chinese-Canadian director Weiye Su studied cinema at the University of Regina, winning acclaim for his student film Gone, Gone, Gone with The Winn’s. His credits include My World Is No Longer the World I Knew, an official selection of the 2019 Antimatter [Media Art] festival, and Evelyn and I, which references the pioneering NFB director Evelyn Spice Cherry. His practice includes experimental filmmaking and pinhole photography.