Waabooz | Dances With Awards

May 7, 2017

The film Waabooz (Rabbit) is making appearances at several film festivals, and is continuing to run away with multiple awards. Waabooz is still heading to festivals across the USA and Canada, and has *already* scooped up the following accolades!


Audience Choice, Best Short
— Twin Cities Film Festival

Achievement in Animation
— L.A. Skins Fest

Jury Award, Best Short, and
Audience Choice, Best Short
— One Nation Film Festival 

Audience Choice, Best Animated Short
— Sedona International Film Festival 

Audience Choice, Favorite Short 
— Green Bay Film Festival


Featuring music by world renowned Native composer Brent Michael Davids, Waabooz is a narrative short about how a young Native American artist named Rabbit overcomes his fears through Waabooz, a superhero of his own design brought to life with the help of his grandfather. Twelve year-old Rabbit spends most of his days collecting comics, keeping his little sister out of his hair, and avoiding the teasing of his peers for being an outcast. It's not easy being different on a remote Wisconsin reservation. He keeps busy drawing and has perfected Waabooz, a superhero that embodies Rabbit's desired self. Rabbit dreads dancing in an upcoming powwow; he's awkward and shy and would rather be left out of this community event. When his bedridden grandfather learns of his fears, he decides to help Rabbit become his own hero and find strength within himself.


The dramatic and animated short features award-winning actors Saginaw Grant and Ethan Engberg, and an award-winning team of filmmakers, including Director/Executive Producer Molly Katagiri, Writer/Executive Producer Wenonah Wilms, Producer/Executive Producer   Tammy Hollingsworth, Production Designer/Animation Sequence Nicolas Selma and Composer Brent Michael Davids.



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