A battle between two mythological creatures results in humankind receiving the gift of light.
This short film will be created as a live action/animated retelling of the ancient Haida creation myth “Raven Steals the Light” which is about how light came to mankind. Our retelling will begin with a live action sequence as a grandmother shares the story with her grandchildren, transitioning into an animated world where everything is backlit with blacklight. The Raven sneaks into the Sky Father’s house and steals the light. As he flies away , he drops pieces that become the moon, stars and finally the sun. The story then returns to live action where the grandmother finishes the tale.
This incredible cast, crew and animation team will bring the story to life. We have a fantastic combination of experience and talent to bring to the table.
Earth Daughter longs for a husband and child (our artist shows this visually with her empty womb). Will she betray her father to make her dream come true?
Sky Father is the keeper of the light, a responsibility he takes very seriously. But is it worth more than his daughter's love?
In Haida mythology, the Raven is a central character. He is a trickster. In this story, he sees something he wants ... but how will he get it?
The story begins with a live action segment of a grandmother sharing Raven myths with her grandchildren
In the dark world, Raven sees Earth Daughter as she draws water from the river.
Raven and Sky Father experience conflict over the possessibn of the light