Montreal Premiere
My First Fantasia

Lake Erie

Directed by John Vassallo


Official selection

Vancouver Independent Film Fest 2022
Toronto Short Film Festival 2022
Animation Studio Festival 2022
Detroit International Festival of Animation 2022
International Fortean Film Festival 2022


Vancouver Independent Film Fest (Best Animated Short)

Toronto Short Film Festival (Best Animated Short Animation)

Studio Festival (Best Design and Best 2D Film Finalist)


John Vassallo


John Vassallo


Cole Howard, Chance Hurstfield, Michael Sicoly, Alex Soto


WildBrain Studios

Canada 2022 8 mins OV English
Genre HorrorAnimationFamily

Kip Marshal is a shy kid whose best friend is his dog Molly. When two bullies, Brandon and Travis, pressure him to vandalize an old lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie, the kids are confronted by Captain Wiley, the subject of many local ghost stories. Kip and Molly become separated and must face terrifying supernatural forces in order to be reunited.