Cordell Barker

Cordell has directed hundreds of funny TV Spots over his 30 year career, while working on many multi-Award winning short films with the NFB.

He is best known for his two Oscar-nominated shorts “The Cat Came Back” and “Strange Invaders” and is widely heralded as one of Canada’s most gifted comedic animation directors. His latest film “If I Was God” explores the difficult gateway between childhood and adolescence, when the approaching power of adulthood is often mistaken for omnipotence.

Drawing inspiration from his own memories of a particularly awkward day in Grade 7, and using a variety of animation techniques, from traditional animation to stop-motion puppets and more, Barker created a darkly whimsical 3D animated short film with an organic, hand-made feel that’s as imperfectly human as the world we all ultimately craft for ourselves.