Kassia Ward | Short Drama
Canada | 2019 | 2min
World Premiere

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 1:15pm
Short Program: Precipice
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

A pair of unlikely travellers encounter a young man on the highway who seems to have forgotten that he can be seen. Collector explores the concept of semi-private spaces and how we act when we forget that we might be being watched.


Born in Edmonton and raised on the Enoch Cree Nation, Kassia Ward traces her artistic bent to hearing stories about the trickster Wesakechak as a child and youthful exposure to traditional beading. Having completed BAs in both psychology and biology, she went on to study 3D animation at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. Kassia’s interests extend from life drawing to oil painting and lighting design. She has created animation for Spotted Fawn Productions and is artist-in-residence at Vancouver’s Skwacháys Lodge, Canada’s first Indigenous arts hotel.