“Producing meaningful content, one episode at a time”
Since 2002, JerryCo Animation has been producing world-class animated content for indigenous and mainstream audiences. With over 250 episodes of animated television, 150 animated songs, and a feature film in our library, our studio has established itself as a first-rate production house.
“Allowing for artistic expression”
Unlike traditional animation studios, our animators are encouraged to contribute creatively throughout the production process. If someone comes up with a better idea, then the best idea wins, simple as that. By allowing for artistic freedom of expression, we believe we are providing a fulfilling work experience and contributing to a more innovative product.
“Animating with the best software in the business”
All our productions are animated using Harmony software. This state-of-the-art, all-in-one production tool allows us to design characters, props and backgrounds and animate in a single environment. This helps us to be self-sufficient and to maintain our eco-goal of being a paperless company. When combined with Toon Boom’s Storyboard Pro, Harmony allows us to easily and efficiently manage our production from beginning to end.
“Celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity”
As North America’s first indigenous-owned and operated animation studio, we take our responsibility for producing culturally rich and meaningful content seriously. As such, all our productions showcase indigenous cultures and languages while appealing to both indigenous and non-indigenous audiences alike.
MEET THE TEAM
Here is a small sample of the JerryCo Team
JERRY THEVENETINDIGENOUS WRITER, DIRECTOR and PRODUCER
Born in NunatuKavut, of both European and indigenous descent, Jerry has always had a profound interest in his indigenous heritage. In 2004, after 15 years as a graphic artist, Jerry decided to pursue his lifelong ambition and launched JERRYCO ANIMATION, North America’s first indigenous owned and operated animation studio.
Since then he has written, directed and produced over 250 episodes of indigenous television. Committed to the preservation of indigenous languages and cultures, all of Jerry’s productions feature indigenous characters, settings and languages.
Animator / Illustrator
COMPOSER, SOUND DESIGNER and VISIONARY
Paul Baraka is a composer, sound designer, and visionary whose work is inspired by earthly elements, astrophysics, and related fields. With a broad musical spirit and a passion for exploration, Paul's compositions and performances showcase a unique blend of thought and emotion.
In addition to his work in music and sound design, Paul is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Indigenous people. He has spent over 20 years recording Indigenous voice-overs on site for JerryCo Animations in Canada, and believes that language is a key component of cultural preservation. As such, he incorporates traditional elements into his compositions as much as possible.
Through his work, Paul has helped to raise awareness and appreciation for the culture, traditions, language, songs, and stories of First Nations people in Canada. He is passionate about sharing these stories and traditions with a wider audience, and is dedicated to creating immersive and meaningful audio experiences.
Translating The Dreamcatchers with the Mohawk Team!
Ieronhienhawi Mccomber (left)
Katsenhaiénton Lazare (Center)
Skanaiè:'a Deer (Right)
Paul Baraka (Front center) Remote recording in KAHNAWÀ:KE at the Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest.
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