“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.
CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION
DREAMCATCHERS Season 2
MEET THE TEAM
Here is a small sample of the JerryCo Team
INDIGENOUS 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
Earthly elements, astrophysics and related fields are the sources of Paul Baraka’s passions and catalysts for this growth as a musician and a multimedia artist. The rich sounds of his compositions and performances reflect a broad musical spirit and a penchant for exploration. The result is an expression of thought and emotion that will move you.
A true friend to indigenous people, Paul has dedicated his career to preserving and revitalizing indigenous languages and cultures in Canada and around the world. With that in mind, Paul has created an emotionally powerful score, rich in indigenous culture, sound, music and meaning, “Not one note or sound is put there by chance, everything has a meaning.” A truly multi-talented artist, In addition to providing the sound and music, Paul provided all of the visual effects for the film!
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.