The Big Lemming

Inspired by the work of Pudlo Pudlat, this stop-motion short tells the story of a male owl, driven by hunger, as he goes in search of food in a late-spring snowstorm – but in his pursuit he may have met his match.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Mosha Folger

Filmmaker’s statement

I shot this stop-motion short on two Olympus E-500 4/3rds cameras (released in 2005), in my living room using household items, and Inuit soapstone carvings for the owls.

I could not have completed the project without the help of Karen, my partner in all things.

The wonderful viola soundtrack was composed and performed by Anishinaabe musician Melody McKiver.

About Mosha Folger

Mosha Folger

Award-winning stop-motion artist Mosha Folger is an Inuk writer, director and performer.

He is originally from Iqaluit, Nunavut and now lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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