Amanda Strong

Posted on Mar 7, 2016
Amanda Strong
Amanda Strong

Amanda Strong is an Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop motion director currently based out of the unceded Coast Salish territory also known as Vancouver.  Her work explores ideas of blood memory and Indigenous ideology.  Her background in photography, illustration and media extend into her award-winning stop motion animations.  Her films Indigo and Mia’ challenge conventional structures of storytelling in cinema and have screened internationally, most notably at Cannes, TIFF, VIFF, and Ottawa International Animation Festival.  Amanda has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the NFB.  In 2013, Amanda was the recipient K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Film and Video, and most recently the recipient of the Vancouver Mayors Arts Awards for Emerging Film and Media Artist.  Amanda is currently working on her latest short animation Four Faces of the Moon for CBC Short Docs. The story is told in four chapters, exploring the reclamation of language and Nationhood, while peeling back the layers of Canada’s colonial history, revealing Canada’s extermination agenda on the buffalo.

Amanda Strong can be found online at: amandastrong.com  Facebook   Instagram  Vimeo

Produced in association with: Temple Street and Boat Rocker Media
When working with our animators, we wanted to allow them the creative freedom to interpret the scenes in any way they wished. Instead of seeing a version of the scene they were to animate, storyboard artists were commissioned to create a visual guide for the animators.

Storyboard by Gergely Kapus

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Canadian Media Fund