pursued the art of making paintings move since discovering
animation while attending Emily Carr (while it was still an
Institute) back in the year 2000. Since that fateful day she is
has independently and diligently been trying to attain that
elusive goal of making films that are experimental, yet
entertaining, non commercial, yet do well on the festival
circuit, and through all this somehow remain true to her own
artistic sensibilities, and just maybe also retain some sanity
at the end of the day as well.
What part of Canada are you from Rachel?
The south part of Vancouver island just outside of Victoria.
What role do you play in the creation of animation?
I pretty much wear every hat except for Sound Designer/Music
and Technical support in the process of making a film (Grant
writer/ Web Designer/ Producer/ Animator/ Director/ Post
Production/ Distribution). I am currently making an effort to
find people to help out with the distribution, web design,
A still from a short Rachel made for the NFB called
Rachel, representing her film at the Atlanta Film
What is one project that you are proud to have been
Every project comes with its own challenges and
pleasant surprises. The latest project “Up in a Plane” was my
most ambitious and I am currently sending it out to
|Its a messy job but someone has to do it|
What inspired you to create animation?
It was kind of an accident that I got into the animation
program at Emily Carr. There were interviews for programs in
the second year of school and if you were in a program then
you didn’t have to get on wait lists for the classes you
wanted. I noticed that for programs the two hardest to get
into were industrial design and animation. Since industrial
design wasn’t my thing I tried animation and got in.
|Rachel’s work setup for her last film, “Up in a Plane”|
|Still frame from “Up in a Plane”|
Who are some of your favourite Canadian animators?
The amazing Tilby/Forbis
duo. No explanation needed.
Who is an up-and-coming Canadian animator that everyone
should check out?
I really admire Elisa Chee, She is a graduate from Emily Carr
as well. I recently ran into some work I thought was amazing
online and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was
someone I knew. Here is the link to her current website:
Are you involved with any animation organizations in
No, though if I lived in Calgary I definitely
would be with Quickdraw.
Have you won any animation awards with your films?
Best Animation, Honorable Mention, February 22-26, 2012/ Big
Muddy Film Festival.
Best Experimental Short November 10-14, 2011/ Red Rock Film
The Icarus Award/Westfest, October 10-11, 2003. The Paramount
Best Student Film/Victoria Independent Film and Video
Festival, February 7-16, 2003.
Best Painted/Drawn Animation/Motion Art Festival August 1-15,
Rachel Moore’s Website