Cardiff, Wales, UK / Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, Canada
Developing and producing teaching resources in support of endangered languages across the world, using animation, puppets, books, digital media and games. Working in respectful collaboration with indigenous Language-Keepers to maintain accuracy and sensitivity.
Phase one is due to be Mi'Kmaq, and we are grateful for the continuing support and expertise of the Eskasoni Immersion School and Cape Breton Partnership in the development process.
Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, Canada
Supporting the Eskasoni Band Council in repurposing a disused community building as a unique film and animation studio dedicated to recording cultural heritage and language, and providing local Mi’Kmaw people with the professional training, mentoring and connections needed to attract commercial opportunities.
Grateful acknowledgement of the support of Chief Leroy Denney, the Eskasoni Band Council, Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, Cape Breton Partnership, New Dawn Enterprises and Bittersweet Studios.
Red Brick Row
Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Identifying a new use for an iconic, historic structure, bringing together potential partners and assisting in preliminary investigations into the feasibility of converting Red Brick Row into a vibrant arts hub, new business incubator and cafe to help regenerate an area suffering significant job-loss and associated challenges.
Proud to work with Sydney Architectural Conservation Society and New Dawn Enterprises.
StudioDOK was originally established in Belgium in 2018 by Cadi Catlow in order to create a specialised minority language resource to assist refugee children settling into a foreign school environment.
StudioDOK has since evolved to become a consultancy and creative development agency with a strong social heart, collaborating with and mentoring regeneration teams, educational institutions and organisations wanting artistic solutions to social challenges, and to bring creative sector opportunity and skilled livelihoods to low-employment areas.
With StudioDOK, Cadi has taken the light-footed, agile thinking and project management format of the creative industry and brought it into the sphere of regeneration and skills provision, making StudioDOK a flexible, adaptive partner able to react and respond quickly to changing priorities and global challenges.
StudioDOK operates as a nucleus, energising and bringing together specialist teams sourced project by project. This enables StudioDOK to provide a personal, responsive service every time, one which places the clients in the driving seat and gives power and a voice to the communities themselves.
Cadi Catlow is a British director, animator, writer and producer working professionally in the media industry for over 25 years. She has established 3 animation studios in the UK, Belgium and Germany.
Credits include features Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Children of Men, BBC children’s series Rastamouse, OOglies and RaRa The Noisy Lion, commercials for brands such as Heinz, Wrigley’s, Motorola, HSBC and Samsung, and music videos for artists including Father John Misty, Cat Stevens and Run the Jewels.
She has won numerous accolades, including two Silver Arrows at the British Television Advertising Awards, a Royal Television Society Award and the prestigious £25,000 Bombay Sapphire Imagination Award for scriptwriting.
She has also organised film festivals and events, lectured at universities and delivered training and art education for all ages and abilities. She is passionate about regeneration, opportunity and inclusivity and is excited to use her years in the film industry to support and strengthen diverse communities around the world.
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