May 6 – 27
This town is small inc. and Upstreet Craft Brewing are delighted to host Sarah Gignac as the Do Good Artist in Residence this May. The program is coordinated by this town is small inc., PEI’s Artist-Run Centre and supported by Upstreet Craft Brewing’s Do Good Fund for Arts Initiatives.
Sarah Gignac is a writer, filmmaker and artist. She wrote and directed two short films (Curtains and Sleeping Beauty) that played in festivals across North America and internationally. Sarah began experimenting with animation during her filmmaker residency in Dawson City. Her first animation, Borscht & Fresh Bread, was inspired by this residency, and has screened in festivals in Canada, Turkey and Ireland. In 2018 she received a Canada Council research and exploration grant to further develop her animation techniques. She was also selected for the Helen Hill Animation Award to develop a short animation, Rage Monster. During her time in Charlottetown with the Do Good Residency, Sarah will be developing a new short animation, Deep Blue.