Director, animator, designer
Stephanie Dudley is a filmmaker and designer living in Toronto. She studied Drawing and Painting at OCAD, and has worked in commercial and broadcast design ever since. She has created several award-winning stop motion IDs and bumpers for YTV and Teletoon, as well as motion graphics promo elements for Family Channel, TMN, YTV, CBC, and Movie Central. She has also created elements for show openings on HBO and The Food Network, and for dozens of commercials.
She recently finished her first short film, Little Theatres: Homage to the Mineral of Cabbage, which had its World Premiere at Annecy Animation Festival in June 2011. The film will premiere in North America at TIFF, as part of the Short Cuts Canada Programme, in September 2011. The film is based on the poem "Homage to the Mineral of Cabbage" by Erín Moure, from her book, Little Theatres.
She is currently planning her next short film, based, once again, on a poem.
Erín Moure is a Montreal poet who writes in English, but multilingually. Her Little Theatres (Anansi, 2005) was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the Griffin Prize, and was awarded the A.M. Klein Prize in Quebec. In her recent O Resplandor (Anansi) and—with Oana Avasilichioaei—Expeditions of a Chimæra (BookThug), poetry is hybrid, and emerges in translation and collaboration. Moure also translates poetry from French, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish. Her essays, My Beloved Wager (NeWest) appeared in 2009. In 2011, her Pillage Laud was reissued by BookThug and two translations of poetry appeared: Chus Pato’s Hordes of Writing (Shearsman and Buschekbooks) and Louise Dupré’s Just Like Her (Wolsak & Wynn). Moure’s The Unmemntioable, a poetic investigation into subjectivity, immigration and the western borderlands of Ukraine, is due from Anansi in February 2012.
Exceptional at organizing, planning and prioritizing projects and people, Irene is a well-established line producer based in Toronto. Irene is stoked to be the producer on “Little Theatres," an official selection of TIFF and Annecy Animation Festival.
Irene has had the opportunity to manage a variety of media projects throughout her career, including interactive websites and video games, Flash animated series, 3D and 2D commercials, as well as lifestyle television series, and once upon a time, she had a stint as an editor/graphics designer. Her varied range of experience gives her a well-rounded understanding of the production process.
Irene has a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, and graduated from Algonquin College with a Television Broadcasting Diploma. Irene is committed to lifelong learning and is passionate about traveling. She has just returned from a solo six-month trip in Brazil. She is now fluent in Portuguese.
Montreal’s Ensemble QAT plays modern repertoire ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary pieces of today. QAT’s members are the following: Xavier Brossard-Ménard (artistic director and clarinet), Roland Arnassalon (violin), Sheila Hannigan (cello), Sonia Wheaton Dudley (piano).
Now in its seventh season QAT has performed shows such as: du magma à l’incandescence presenting pieces of various styles linked together by a narration, The Dybbuk, a multi-media Klezmer chamber opera, and In memoriam Olivier Messiaen. In 2009 QAT and the Théâtre La Chapelle produced Birds, a show featuring written and improvised music. In 2010 the ensemble presented 1938 with a historical narration and music of that year. QAT also created the music for a short stop-motion animation film by Toronto filmmaker Stephanie Dudley in September 2010.
QAT was in residence at Théâtre La Chapelle, has played with Toronto’s ArrayMusic, received the LOJIQ-France Bursary for a prospecting tour in 2010 and won the Montreal Arts Council tour for ten concerts during the 2011-2012 seaon.
QAT is invited by the SMCQ and Pro Musica for concerts next March. QAT has also been invited by the Opéra et Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon for concerts in France in May 2012.
Director: Stephanie Dudley
Writer: Erín Moure
Producer: Irene Sousa
Narrator: Elisa Sampedrín
Original Music: Ensemble QAT
Cinematography: Marcus Elliott & Stephanie Dudley
Animation, Puppets, & Scenery: Stephanie Dudley
Compositing: Brad Husband, Britton Plewes, Stephanie Dudley
Costumes: Allison Easson
Electrical Design & Practical Lighting: Brian Parkinon
Animation Assistance & Props Assistance: Allison Easson & Miriam Springett
Sound Design & Mix: VO2Mix
Music Recording: Graham Lessard at Hotel 2 Tango, Montreal
Produced w/ assistance from Bravo!FACT and NFB
French version translation: Daniel Canty
Ukrainian version translation: Albina Pozdnyakova
Galician credits translation: María Reimóndez
Festival tapes output by The Studio Upstairs
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