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Sarah Legault

Sarah Legault (London, ON) is an award winning filmmaker, director, producer, animator and writer. Her first stop-motion animation Dear Love earned the Best Animated Short Film award at the 2014 Toronto Independent Film Festival. Since then; Sarah has teamed up with Canadian electro-goth band Johnny Hollow to direct and animate their stop-motion music video Firefly (2016), co-directed and animated Canadian punk-rock band Billy Talent - Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats (2017) and recently directed and animated iskwē - Little Star (2019) which premiered on Billboard.com and gained attention by CBC Music, NOW Magazine and many other publications. Since 2005, Sarah has won over 10 awards for her unique custom motorcycle paint work and has participated in roughly 50 group exhibits; in Toronto, Berlin, Krakow, Los Angeles. Sarah’s work spans from illustration, to stop-motion animation, directing, doll making, set building, painting, photography and co-curator of The Shadowood Collective.

 

Awards

Best Animated Short (Dear Love) - Toronto Independent Film Festival 2014

Official Selection (Firefly) - Forest City Film Festival 2018

Best In Show - Custom Harley Paint 

Best Paint - Custom Harley Paint

Jury

Ontario Arts Council - Media Artists Creation Projects: Deadline Date: October 2, 2018

Grants

London Arts Council - 2011

Ontario Arts Council - 2017

Ontario Arts Council - 2018

Film/Music Videos:

  • Johnny Hollow: This Hollow World (2010) - Music Video; Co-Producer

  • The Lady ParaNorma (2011) - Short Film; The face of The Lady ParaNorma  

  • Crime and the City Solution: American Twilight World Tour (2012) - Animator for selected background projections. 

  • Crime and the City Solution - American Twilight (2013): Music Video; Animator

  • American Mars - Satan's Eye (2013): Music Video; Animator

  • Dear Love (2013): Stop-Motion Short Film: Writer, Director, Producer, Animator, Cinematographer, Set and Character Designer

  • Johnny Hollow - Firefly (2016): Music Video; Director, Stop-Motion Animator, Cinematographer, Set and Character Design, Co-Editor

  • Billy Talent - Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats (2017): Music Video; Co-Director, Stop-Motion Animator, Cinematographer, Set Design, Props team

  • iskwē - Little Star (2019): Music Video; Director, Animator, Cinematographer, Set Design, Props team, Character Design, Co-Editing

Group Exhibitions:

  • Eastern Block Party; (group exhibit) London ON (2004)

  • Incision; (group exhibit) London ON (2005)

  • Asylum; London ON (2006),

  • Cirque de la Lune; London ON (2006), 

  • Grimm; London ON (2008), 

  • In Good Company: (group exhibit) The Next Generation of Influences; London ON (2006)

  • The London Club; (group exhibit) London ON (2007)

  • Square Foot Show; (group exhibit) Toronto ON (2011)

  • Ladyfest; (group exhibit) London ON (2011)

  • Artfusion; (group exhibit) London ON (2011)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) Merry Melancholy; London ON (2011)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) Dearly Departed; London ON (2011)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) Hallowed By Thy Souls; London ON (2011)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) Silent Night; London ON (2011)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) Garden of Hedon; London ON (2012)

  • Dollmakers The Doll Show II; (group exhibit) Los Angeles CA (2012).

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) Great Dolls of fire; London ON (2012)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) The Great Doll Harvest; London ON (2012)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) Night of the Living Dolls; London ON (2012)

  • Cactus Gallery; (group exhibit) Los Angeles CA (2012).

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) The Island of Misfit Dolls; London ON (2012)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) For the Love of Dolls; London ON (2013)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: (group exhibit) The Home Grown Doll Show; London ON (2013)

  • Neurotitan Gallery: (group exhibit) My Icon; Berlin, Germany (2013)

  • Back to the Fuchsia: (group exhibit) Nebulous London ON (2014)

  • Northern Ink Exposure Tattoo Show: (group exhibit) Friday the 13th Art show; Toronto ON (2014)

  • Back to the Fuchsia: (group exhibit) Chimera; London ON (2014)

  • Back to the Fuchsia: (group exhibit) Illustrated Story Tellers London ON (2014)

  • 416 Gallery: (group exhibit) A Nightmare on Queen Street; Toronto ON (2014)

  • Toronto Independent Film Festival; Toronto ON (2014)

  • Cactus Gallery: (group exhibit) Los Angeles CA (2014)

  • The Arts Project: (group exhibit) Crafted; London ON (2014)

  • Cactus Gallery: (group exhibit) Communing with the Ancestors; Los Angeles CA (2015)

  • The Arts Project: (group exhibit) Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival II; London ON (2015)

  • Cactus Gallery: (group exhibit) 7th Annual Bird Show: These Birdly Delights; Los Angeles CA (2015)

  • MOST Wanted Fine Art (group exhibit) Dollirious: Art of the Doll: Pittsburgh PA (2015) 

  • Etiuda & Anima Film Festival; KraKów Poland (2015)

  • The Arts Project: (group exhibit) Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival III; London ON (2016)

  • Gallery M: (group exhibit) Depiction; Cambridge ON (2016)

  • McManus Theater: (group exhibit); London ON (2016)

  • The Arts Project: (group exhibit) Crafted; London ON (2016)

  • The Shadowood Collective: Do We Make You Uneasy? London ON (2017)

  • The Shadowood Collective: Betwixt & Between the Monsters We Dream London ON (2018)

Exhibitions Curated by Sarah: 

  • Asylum; London ON (2006),

  • Cirque de la Lune; London ON (2006), 

  • Grimm; London ON (2008), 

  • Co-Curator: The Shadowood Collective Presents: A Curious Collection of Monstrous Tinies; London ON (2010),

  • Co-Curator: The Shadowood Collective Presents: Stranger!; London ON (2011) 

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: Great Dolls of fire; London ON (2012)  

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: The Great Doll Harvest; London ON (2012) 

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: Night of the Living Dolls; London ON (2012)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: The Island of Misfit Dolls; London ON (2012)

  • Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: For the Love of Dolls; London ON (2013) Dollirium Art Doll Emporium: The Home Grown Doll Show; London ON (2013)

  • Back to the Fuchsia: Nebulous London ON (2014)

  • Back to the Fuchsia: Chimera; London ON (2014)

  • Back to the Fuchsia: Illustrated Story Tellers London ON (2014)

  • Co-Curator: The Shadowood Collective: Do We Make You Uneasy?; London ON (2017)

  • Co-Curator:The Shadowood Collective: Betwixt & Between the Monsters We Dream; London ON (2018)

Theatre:

  • Witches of November (2013); Props, Character design, Make-up

  • Mrs. Ballyshannon's School for Orphaned and Afflicted Girls Presents Jane Eyre (2014); Design

  • The Midnight Village: A Tragical History Tour (2016); Character Design, Masks

Book Publications: 

  • Vincent P. Usher - Illustrated and written by Sarah Legault

  • Twig Boy - Illustrated and written by Sarah Legault

  • Willie Royal - Written by Jason Rip, Illustrated by Sarah Legault (Commissioned by The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum)

  • Déjà Vu - Written by Jean-Philippe Vergne and Illustrated by Sarah Legault

Public Appearances: 

  • Fan Expo; Toronto ON (2009)

  • Chapters/Indigo (Book Signing for: ‘Vincent P. Usher’); London ON (2009)

  • Fan Expo; Toronto ON (2011)

  • Fan Expo; Toronto ON (2012)

  • Art O Con; Burlington ON (2013)

  • Ting II Comic and Graphic Arts Festival - Film screening and Q&A of 'Dear Love'; London ON (2015)

  • Ting III Comic and Graphic Arts Festival - Film screening and Q&A of 'Firefly' & 'The Lady ParaNorma'; London ON (2016)

  • Art O Con; Burlington ON (2016)

  • CAVE - Film screenings and Q&A; London ON (2016)

  • CAVE - Film screenings and Q&A; London ON (2017)

  • CAVE - stop-motion workshop; London ON (2017)

  • CAVE - stop-motion workshop; London ON (2018)

  • CAVE - stop-motion workshop; London ON (2018)

  • Forest City Film Festival; Q&A - Museum London, London ON (2018)

  • Ting V Comic and Graphic Arts Festival - Film screening and Q&A of “Billy Talent - Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats”; London ON (2018)

  • CAVE - stop-motion workshop; London ON (2019)

  • Ting VI Comic and Graphic Arts Festival - Film screening and Q&A of “iskwē - Little Star”; London ON (2019)