We are absolutely heartbroken to learn of Amy Willier’s passing. Amy was a vital part of so many communities, and Quickdraw was fortunate enough to be one of them. From the joyful animations she created with her son Colton, to the masks our staff have been wearing since the start of the pandemic, to the friendship and inspiration she gave, her contributions will be felt for a long time to come.
Our most heartfelt condolences go out to Amy’s friends and family, and to the many, many others who are coming to terms with her loss.
There are already many tributes to Amy circulating, and for those who don’t know Amy, this CBC article is a fitting remembrance. For our part, we’ll add the two animated shorts Amy and Colton made through our Animation Lockdowns, Skateboarding Pants and Shirtnami—the latter of which was screened in New Zealand as part of the Maoriland film festival.