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Preparing to audition for a prestigious dance school, Mykis, a native teenager, accidentally causes the spirit of a faceless young woman to appear. Both end up making a pact: to regain her ability to dance, Mykis will help the spirit to recover her identity. Then begins a supernatural journey in the form of an intimate investigation that will lead them to uncover heavy secrets.


Ghostdance is a flm that follows the quest of Mykis, an indigenous teenager, and the spirit of a faceless young woman, both in search of their identity. Social drama in animation intended for teens and adults, using magical realism, Ghostdance tackles the growing phenomenon of feminicide in the First Nations in Canada. The tone of the flm mixes humour, tragedy, poetry and spirituality. Envisioned as an incandescent animated poem, the film is a tribute to the activism of native women and girls.

BLIES brothers

Authors & film directors

  • Stéphane Hueber-Blies and Nicolas Blies are two brothers who write and direct their films together.

    They start their writing careers with the transmedia documentary SOUNDHUNTERS on the new languages created by migratory flows in co-production with the Franco-German TV channel ARTE in 2015. The project is selected for the Prix Europa in Berlin, at SXSW and the New York Film Festival in 2016. They will also win the FIPA d’Or 2015 (Sm@rtFIPA category), the Prix du Courrier International in 2016 and the Audience and Best Innovation Project Awards at the Sechuan Festival in China. 

    They then seek to develop their filmography around a committed cinema with a social impact. Each of their films is thus accompanied by concrete actions aimed at impacting the theme addressed. Their first social impact film is ZERO IMPUNITY in 2019, and deals with sexual violence in wartime. A feature-length film mixing animation and real image, it is currently enjoying great success in festivals, with premieres at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Contrechamp category), the Moscow International Film Festival, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the FIFDH at Geneva. The digital and social impact part of the project won the FIPA d’Or 2017 (Sm@rtFIPA category) and was selected for the Visa d’Or de l’information France TV.

    Stéphane and Nicolas are currently working on their second feature film, GHOSTDANCE, co-written with Canadian-born Abenaki filmmaker Kim O’Bomsawin. The film project dealing with the issue of gender equality and feminicide was noticed from the very beginning by the international animation film industry when it was selected for the Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux in 2019 and the Eurimages Pitch session.  

    In parallel, they are working on the development of their first real-time animation film in virtual reality, SHOCK THE MONKEY, on the theme of the privatization of our imagination by the capitalist system.

Stéphane Hueber-Blies and Nicolas Blies are two brothers who write and direct their films together.

They start their writing careers with the transmedia documentary SOUNDHUNTERS on the new languages created by migratory flows in co-production with the Franco-German TV channel ARTE in 2015. The project is selected for the Prix Europa in Berlin, at SXSW and the New York Film Festival in 2016. They will also win the FIPA d’Or 2015 (Sm@rtFIPA category), the Prix du Courrier International in 2016 and the Audience and Best Innovation Project Awards at the Sechuan Festival in China. 

They then seek to develop their filmography around a committed cinema with a social impact. Each of their films is thus accompanied by concrete actions aimed at impacting the theme addressed. Their first social impact film is ZERO IMPUNITY in 2019, and deals with sexual violence in wartime. A feature-length film mixing animation and real image, it is currently enjoying great success in festivals, with premieres at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Contrechamp category), the Moscow International Film Festival, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the FIFDH at Geneva. The digital and social impact part of the project won the FIPA d’Or 2017 (Sm@rtFIPA category) and was selected for the Visa d’Or de l’information France TV.

Stéphane and Nicolas are currently working on their second feature film, GHOSTDANCE, co-written with Canadian-born Abenaki filmmaker Kim O’Bomsawin. The film project dealing with the issue of gender equality and feminicide was noticed from the very beginning by the international animation film industry when it was selected for the Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux in 2019 and the Eurimages Pitch session.  

In parallel, they are working on the development of their first real-time animation film in virtual reality, SHOCK THE MONKEY, on the theme of the privatization of our imagination by the capitalist system.

After completing her master’s in sociology, Kim O'Bomsawin launched her career as a documentary filmmaker. O’Bomsawin, of Abenaki origin, has worked on numerousproductions for several broadcasters. She recently wrote and directed the feature length documentaries Quiet Killing and Teweikan revived. She is currently working onnew documentaries, including one about Native justice (Radio Canada) and another one on childhood (NFB). Also coming soon, a film about the universe of the Innu poetJoséphine Bacon (Radio Canada).In addition to her passion for indigenous issues, her education in sociology has helped her become a versatile filmmaker with a keen interest in everything related to thehuman condition.

Kim O'BOMSAWIN

Author & film director

  • After completing her master’s in sociology, Kim O'Bomsawin launched her career as a documentary filmmaker. O’Bomsawin, of Abenaki origin, has worked on numerousproductions for several broadcasters. She recently wrote and directed the feature length documentaries Quiet Killing and Teweikan revived. She is currently working onnew documentaries, including one about Native justice (Radio Canada) and another one on childhood (NFB). Also coming soon, a film about the universe of the Innu poetJoséphine Bacon (Radio Canada).In addition to her passion for indigenous issues, her education in sociology has helped her become a versatile filmmaker with a keen interest in everything related to thehuman condition.

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