McKenna's Dream: An Animated Film was created by Mr. Bowlby's grade 7/8 classroom at Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School. Everything thing from script to score is completely original and created for this film. This is an incredible collaborative effort and achievement by 29 amazing kids.
Old school, flipbook type cartooning is labour intensive but the film's subject made it a labour of love. The film tells the inspirational and true story of McKenna Modler, her battle with brain cancer and her desire to help raise money to support families who have children dealing with cancer.
Special Thanks to...
Lucas(6) and Emma(7), friends of McKenna whom she met in clinic, for voicing the grandchildren.
Michael Bishop, a teacher at GISS, for composing and performing such a beautiful soundtrack for the film.
Dan Lovell, a teacher at GISS, for helping our students create a copy stand from scratch.
And of course, McKenna's Dad, aka Scott Modler, for being such a good sport and the perfect voice for the dog. The students wrote those lines...er, line, especially for you!