The Lodge

A film by Terril Calder

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)


Canada, Animation/Experimental/Drama, 2014
73 min, Digital, Color
English/Ojibway with English subtitles

THE LODGE is a stop-frame animated fairy tale set in the Canadian wild. The tale weaves together an English fairy tale, THE (ORIGINAL) THREE BEARS and the Ojibway Legend of the Dandelion. War bride Pearl Simpson, born in the slums of England, yearns to rise up from the Animals that co-inhabit her new world to reign as their Queen. However the Manitous have something else in mind.

International Premiere

About the director

- DirectorTerril Calder is a M├ętis (Indigenous) artist, born in Fort Frances, currently living in Toronto. Compelled by her love of hybrid media and fusion art, she currently experiments with an amalgamation of both through stop-frame animated films that she writes, directs, produces and animates. Her films have screened internationally and received recognition, including an Honorable Mention at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for her short film CHOKE.



Producer: Terril Calder
Production Companies: Terril Calder
Screenwriter: Terril Calder
Cinematographer: Terril Calder
Editor: Terril Calder
Sound Design: Studio W-19, Michael Dilauro, Shawn Delnick
Music: Sigrun Stella
Cast: Susan Wright, Tom Perry, Mary Latimer, Simeon Ross, Jane Wells, Michael DiLauro, Shawn Delnick, Valdimar Brandsson

Print Source: Wanda vanderStoop – Vtape,