About this video
“It is rare that creatives like us have the opportunity to shepherd such a powerful and meaningful message to the world. This film is an opportunity to be part of something bigger than us, and share stories which need attention. We are humbled to have played a part in this animated story.” - Joe Bluhm, director. ‘Freebird’ was created in partnership with L'Arche Canada and Canadian musician Jordan Hart. Together, we produced a beautiful film that challenges the misconceptions surrounding Down Syndrome. We witness 45 years of life flash by in just a few short minutes. We hope you’ll love it as much as we do!
About Tonic DNA
Written and directed by: Joe Bluhm & Michael McDonald Tonic DNA Executive Producer: Stefanie Bitton Tonic DNA Producers: Jennifer Nadeau & Mariana Durán L’Arche Canada Executive Producers: Louis Pilotte & Jordan Hart L’Arche Canada Producer: Michael McDonald Illustrator: David Rémy Goldstyn Character Design: Joe Bluhm & Michael Renaud 2D Animation: Guillaume Blackburn, Malcolm Sutherland & Celia Bullwinkel Compositor: Myriam Elda Arsenault