This unique animation follows the story of Naamowin’s drum, a drum revered for it’s healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Barrens River. Upon the death of his grandson, Naamowin builds a healing drum given to him in a dream that can restore life.

This was Michelle’s first animated film. The Grandfather Drum was selected to screen at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and has screened all around the world.

The Grandfather Drum – Official Trailer from Thunderstone Pictures on Vimeo.