Why does ‘Little Red Riding hood’ give Jamie nightmares? It’s been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still. This is a testament to locked doors. A lullaby sung by wolves with duct tape and polaroids. Not all girls make it out of the forest. Some stories children shouldn’t hear.

About the Director(s):

VALERIE BARNHART is an independent animator and visual artist based out of Ottawa, Canada. Her interdisciplinary practice is exploratory in nature but revolves specifically around the dynamics of silence and inaction as a form of violence.

Valerie earned her BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design as a Visual Arts Major: with a studio specialty in Printmaking, Drawing, and an academic emphasis in Decolonization Politics and Non Western Art.

Her art practice made a massive shift into documentary and animation entirely by accident. Valerie taught herself how to animate during this production.
Valerie has exhibited in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.

She lives with her husband and a motley crew of animal amongst piles of dusty books.


Recipient of 26 awards including:
– Audience Choice Best Short Animation Fantasia
– Prix Festivals connexion region augergne-rhone-alps Annecy
– Vimeo Staff Pick best of the Year nomination for Best Documentary

Other Screenings:

Participated 80 festivals including:
– Annecy
– Clermont-Ferrand
– Raindance
– Palm Springs
– Fantasia
– Cleavland International