DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver is an animated film that’s not about your average beaver. It’s the tale of Kit, a very independent (and easily distracted) young beaver who loves to explore the sounds of the forest she lives in.
While Kit is busy discovering the world, her clan is busy building a dam. According to Papa Beaver, working on a dam is the most important thing a beaver can do, because...well...just because!
Kit tries hard to fit in and to help with the dam’s construction by gathering wood from the forest, but each time she starts off on a new task, she winds up feeling like a failure.
During her adventures, Kit teaches her clan about the value of working with others and she learns that progress can come in many forms. Through generosity and empathy, we can build relationships that strengthen and grow in ways that we could never imagine.
The creative process of this film is truly collaborative. Writer and Director Kjell Boersma and Producer Josh Clavir joined forces with Seneca College, working directly with select students from their Summer Animation Institute to develop and animate this project with Artistic Direction from acclaimed children's illustrator Julie Flett. Toronto-based composer, Erica Procunier worked directly with the creative team to create all the music and sounds effects that we will hear in the film. DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver is a TSO commission, in partnership with TIFF, and is generously funded by the Government of Canada.