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Dec 14, 2017

Ann Marie is an award-winning Canadian independent filmmaker, writer and artist, born in Okinawa, of Chinese and Australian parentage.

Ann Marie has created dozens of animated short films over the years, several involving the character of Stickgirl which sort of serves as her avatar.

Her graphic novel, The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam, was adapted from her documentary film of the same name and is on the American Library Association's list of "10 Best Graphic Novels for Teens."

Ann Marie has tried her hand at live action narrative features, including the dark comedy The French Guy about a brain surgery patient who brings home a stray young man to nurse him back to health.

Ann Marie's most recent work is the award winning animated feature film Window Horses, a father-daughter story that involves poetry and immigrants and takes place in Shiraz, Iran.