The Healing Dance (2019)

Rosie, a young Anishinaabe girl, learns the origins of jingle dancing from her Nookomis the night before dancing in her first pow wow.

Cast

Rosie KAILANI AUSTIN
Nookomis MONICA M. BENSON
Mother NICOLE CARDINAL
Father & MC Voice DOUGLAS TRELOAR

Crew

Writer / Director SHAELYN JOHNSTON
Art Director STEPHEN GLADUE
Producers SARA McINTYRE, SHAELYN JOHNSTON
STORYHIVE Project Manager SMITA ACHARYYA

Lead Animator STEPHEN GLADUE
Second Animator ELLIOT WATERS
Composer TRACEY DRAPER
Sound Designer PETER ROBINSON

Recording Technician PETER ROBINSON
Editor BOOM PATTY T.
Storyboard Artist STEPHEN GLADUE
Technician CHANTAL LANGLEY
Audio Editor DUSTIN McGLADREY
Graphic Designer BOOM PATTY T.

“Burger Barn”
Written and produced by PAT GREEN
Performed by BIG TRAIN
Courtesy of BIG TRAIN

Thanks to : JOY HASKELL, JACKY HUGHES, DOREEN MANUEL, PEGGY THOMPSON, WET INK, SCHOOL of MOTION PICTURE ARTS, CAPILANO UNIVERSITY

Special thanks to our mentors : LORETTA TODD, BRUCE ALCOCK, KAYA WHEELER

Developed with the participation of Creative BC

Watch the full film on YouTube

The Healing Dance is made possible with a grant from TELUS STORYHIVE, and is available for free on demand on TELUS Optik TV.

Festivals & Screenings

Red Nation Film Festival, Los Angeles CA
2019 November