Director/Author: Bracken Hanuse Corlett
Producer: Amanda Strong
Set in the distant future, Ghost Food tells the story of a sister and brother who are out on a hunt at the city’s edge where food has become scarce. To survive, many are forced to hunt and gather for what they can find. On their journey they encounter the spirit of Bakwas, the ghost king. He lives in an invisible house in the forest and waits for those who wander alone. He offers food to hungry travellers in order to capture them into his ghost world. The sister and brother must make the choice between accepting his offering or continuing on their path and risking starvation.
This animation was made using a hybrid of 2D and 3D stop-motion as well as digital animation techniques. Together with elements of oral history and science fiction, Ghost Food is a story of hunger and deception.
Amanda “Spotted Fawn” Strong is an Michif interdisciplinary artist with a focus on filmmaking, stop motion animations and media art. Currently based on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, Coast Salish Nations also known as Vancouver, BC, Canada. Strong received a BAA in Interpretative Illustration and a Diploma in Applied Photography from the Sheridan Institute. With a cross-discipline focus, common themes of her work are reclamation of Indigenous histories, lineage, language and culture. Strong is the Owner/ Director/ Producer of Spotted Fawn Productions (SFP). Under her direction, SFP utilizes a multi-layered approach and unconventional methods that are centered in collaboration on all aspects of their work.