A woman’s exploration of her Métis identity and the quieting of her inner voice telling her she’s not ‘Indigenous enough’.
As a colorist, I had the privilege of collaborating with Azzume Productions to color grade the thought-provoking short film, "Kaashkitamaashoo." This project presented a unique canvas to enhance storytelling through color grading. Shot on digital 8mm, the film explores a woman's profound journey to embrace her Métis identity while challenging the inner voice that questions her Indigenous heritage.
"Kaashkitamaashoo" is a visually stunning film that presented a distinctive challenge and opportunity. The rich aesthetics of snow-covered landscapes and a striking red jacket played pivotal roles in conveying the film's narrative. My role as a colorist was to emphasize the significance of the red jacket while subtly muting the colors of the surrounding environment.
I was also given the opportunity to animate the wonderful titles and illustrations in the film. Azzume was looking for a hand drawn ink effect to bring everything in and keep a natural look to the animations.
Collaborating with Azzume Productions on this meaningful project was a true honor. Together, we elevated the film's storytelling by infusing it with a vibrant and evocative color palette that resonated with audiences on a deep level.
"Kaashkitamaashoo" is not just a film; it's an emotional journey, and my role as a colorist was to breathe life into its visual aspects. This project exemplifies my dedication to enhancing storytelling through the creative use of color, and it's a privilege to share it with you as part of my portfolio.