Blackfoot Animation Project
Phase Two of CAOS’ Blackfoot Animation Residency is a go!
Click the link below to find phase two’s collection of short phrases to be learned.
MONSTR on HBO
We are thrilled to announce that Tank Standing Buffalo & Xstine Cook’s animated short MONSTR will be showcased as part of Only You: An Animated Shorts Collection, with HBO Max & Warner Bros. Discovery Access Animated Shorts Program! Catch the showcase on HBO Max in the USA on March 23rd!
Canadian streaming dates coming soon!
Dolly Wiggler Cabaret
Come to the Cabaret for raucous short-form mask and puppetry for adults, compéred by CAOS madwoman Xstine Cook. Catch the best of the fest in truly brilliant, startling, and hilarious works.
Inspired by the article Masks: Faces of Otherness, “Active Mythologies” features 9 artists who use the mystery of masks to share their personal myths and mythologies.
Exhibition from March 14 – 19
Opening March 14, 5-9 pm
at cSPACE King Edward 1st Floor Gallery
Festival of Animated Objects
An annual festival celebrating the variety and wonder of animated object.
An inclusive winter initiative that positioned our city as a vibrant place to live and visit.
CAOS in the Movies
Hop Along Hang On
How do you take back a story you didn’t know was yours? How do you move forward while embracing and understanding your past? Follow Rose the rabbit on a journey as she seeks her way back home.
A poetic and transformative journey of a young man’s physical, mental, and spiritual struggle to return to his son through the criminal justice system and the layers of colonization it represents.
After a heist gone wrong and a high-speed chase, this autobiographical account looks at Tank’s time spent as a young offender in a criminal institution. His experiences with beatings and torture at the hands of prison guards during a gruelling, unnerving six-months of involuntary segregation is explored.
Tank, the eldest of eight siblings, grapples with the memory of the moment his family was torn apart. Foraging for survival alone in a forest, the children fear a dangerous force. But what lurks in the darkness is true evil.
Narrated by Corey Feldman.
Spirit of the Bluebird
Using spray paint on a fence and garage where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally murdered in 1999, Cree artist Jesse Gouchey paints a large scale animation of a bluebird in flight.
Poos (Cat in Blackfoot) will be a Blackfoot language film by Celestine Twigg. This is an animatic, which is the storyboards matched up to the narration.
How do you go on living when everything is taken from you in the blink of an eye? A true story of a young artist who confronts his inner demons while apprenticing with a northwest totem carver after the death of his beloved.
Vulture and the Bear
What happens when a lazy bird makes a deal with a bear, and doesn’t keep his word? Find out in this short animation of a traditional Anishnabae story told by elder James Whitehawk.
Gentle, delicate giant puppets appear mysteriously at events, gatherings, and celebrations to bring colour and hope.
A three-scene performance using a combination of theatre and dance to tell stories of discovery
Spirit of White Buffalo
Born in jail, now free to roam the earth, catch Spirit of White Buffalo at a gathering near you.
Lilly in the Lab
Lilly is a larger-than-life creature that animates and invigorates festivals and events with her giant fun presence.
Blackfoot Language Animation Residency
F.P. Walshe Grade 9 students created animated videos with CAOS and Artistic Director Xstine Cook.
Paper Mask Making
A fun hands-on mask-making activity for all ages.