Papa Pasquale

A young man dreaming of adventure, Pasquale leaves his family in the olive groves of southern Italy and heads to Canada in 1951. Once there, he must work hard to build a new life and eventually opens a hair salon, bringing his twelve brothers and sisters over to help with the business. Animated to an irresistible tarantella, the film was inspired by the true story of the Folinos, a family of Italian immigrants and the life they built as Canadians.

  • JC Little
    Director
    My Life Me, Hugs, WTF vs OMG, F-Bomb, ZombieMOM, Frenching, The Footprint, Little Earth Charter, Kids Stories International,
  • Kevin MacLeod
    Music
  • Ralph Zarboni
    This film was made possible by
  • Film Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Anim!Arte 2015 International Animation Festival of Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    December 1, 2015
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Canada Independent Film Festival 2016
    Cinema Du Parc, Montreal, Canada
    February 27, 2016
    Private screening
    Official Selection, WINNER Best Animation
  • The Humboldt International Film Festival 2016
    Minor Theatre, Arcata, CA
    April 20, 2016
    USA Premiere
    Official Selection, WINNER Ledo Matteoli Award For Best Film With An Immigration Theme.
  • Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2016
    Toronto, Canada
    June 9, 2016
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • USA Film Festival 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    April 20, 2016
    Finalist, International Short Film Competition
  • Animaze Montreal International Animation Film Festival 2016
    Montreal Quebec
    Canada
    August 20, 2016
  • SOHO International Film Festival 2016
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 11, 2016
  • Detroit International Festival Of Animation 2017
    Detroit, Michigan
    United States
    April 8, 2017
  • INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION AWARDS 2016
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    WINNER, Short Film Competition
Director Biography - JC Little

Montreal-based JC Little is an award-winning storyteller and animation director, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Her background includes new media, commercials, feature films, and the Disney-syndicated, Gemini-nominated kids’ TV show "My Life Me". She is best known online as The Animated Woman, and as such is the maker of over thirty indie films and six picture-books. JC lives in a messy house with her lovely British husband and three fantastically opinionated children.

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Director Statement

I draw stories.