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Zeb's Spider

Directors: Alicia Eisen and Sophie Jarvis

Canada, 2022, 10 min

Festival Year:2023


WINNER: Spirit Award

Crew:Writers: Alicia Eisen, Sophie Jarvis. Producers: Shirley Vercruysse, Teri Snelgrove.


An eight-legged force of fate spins a complex web in Alicia Eisen and Sophie Jarvis’s new stop-motion film, Zeb’s Spider. What begins as a way of coping with an uninvited arachnid soon takes on a monstrous life of its own.

About the directors

Alicia Eisen - Alicia began her career as a stop-motion animator in Toronto and has worked at a number of major studios. Her first two independently produced films garnered international awards and screenings. When she isn’t in her studio creating, Alicia can be found in Montreal coffee shops, sketching and eavesdropping!

Sophie Jarvis - Sophie Jarvis studied at Simon Fraser University and has directed a number of live-action shorts. Her short film The Worst Day Ever premiered at TIFF in 2012 and her debut feature, Until Branches Bend, premiered at TIFF in 2022. Sophie currently resides on unceded x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and s?l?ilw?ta?? (Tsleil-Waututh) territories (Vancouver).

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