EVAN DERUSHIE ARTIST RETROSPECTIVE
NOV 20 7:00PM - 8:30PM/EVAN DERUSHIE
QUICKDRAW ANIMATION SOCIETY
A creator of technically proficient and captivating stop motion films ranging from talking foxes to the spirit world, animator Evan DeRushie will share a selection of his work and give insight into their process, community (current board president of TAIS), and creative inspirations.
Evan DeRushie is an artist specializing in stop-motion animation. After creating and directing two original short films, The Fox and the Chickadee (2012), and Birdlime (2016), and contributing to the feature film The Little Prince (2015) as Second Unit Supervisor and Animator, Evan took a side-step to focus on cinematography and animation direction. With a strong connection to Toronto, Evan formed the studio Stop Motion Department in 2018 with Philip Eddolls, who shared Evan’s drive to foster a growing stop-motion industry in Canada. They took on a variety of commercial and interstitial work, as well as a short film directed by filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk. Angakusajaujuq - The Shaman’s Apprentice, with animation direction and cinematography by DeRushie, was released to critical acclaim, winning multiple awards at Annecy, TIFF and Ottawa, and eventually making the Academy Award short-list for Best Animated Short Film. Evan’s work also includes: animation directing the AMC+ mini-series Ultra City Smiths (2021), projection design for circus-theatre shows, and serving on the board of the Toronto Animated Image Society.
Evan is also leading a STOP MOTION ARMATURE as well as an INTRO TO LIGHTING workshop at GIRAF 18.