animation filmmaker, compositor, set/prop/puppets
  1. Carrotica (2024)
  2. Pote de baise (Fuck Buddy) (2021)
  3. Love Theme (2021)
  4. do you even carrot all? (2018)
  5. Reach the Sky (2018)
  6. Hi, It’s Your Mother (2016)
  7. ‘‘Get Consent’’ Campaign (2016)


©2024 Daniel Sterlin-Altman

Reach the Sky 

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Commission, music video, stop-motion + Composite, 5min 50s, 2018

A queer, fantastical, stop-motion musical film for the Queer Songbook Orchestra's version of Rita MacNeil's "We'll Reach the Sky Tonight".

Produced by: Shaun Brodie
Created by: Daniel Sterlin-Altman, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Shaun Brodie
Written and Directed by: Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Director of Photography: Evan DeRushie
Animated by: Evan DeRushie, Daniel Sterlin-Altman, Martha Grant
Composited by: Evan DeRushie
Music Arrangement: Thom Gill
Sets: Sage Szkabernicki-Stuart
Puppets: Chason Yeboah

Queer Songbook Orchestra: queersongbook.comWe'll Reach the Sky Tonight Written by Rita MacNeil Big Pond Publishing & Productions (SOCAN)/Canadiana Music (SOCAN)

2018 Jury Dimploma- Best Short Film, Krok International Animation Festival, Russia

2019 Queer Media Festival Manchester, UK
2019 Porn Film Festival Berlin, Germany
2019 Merlinka Queer Film Fest, Serbia
2019 ASIFA East 3rd annual Queer Animation Show
2019 Outfest LA LGBT Film Festival, USA
2019 Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Slovakia
2019 Kashish Mumbai Intl Queer Film Festival, India
2019 Halifax Animation Festival, Canada
2019 Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine
2019 Athens Animfest, Greece
2019 TLVFest - The Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, Israel
2019 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Canada
2019 Animac Catalunya, Spain
2019 LGBT + Afro Film Festival Massimadi, Canada
2019 Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival, Canada
2018 IMAGE+NATION LGBT Film Festival, Québec
2018 Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival, Italy
2018 LesGaisCineMad LGBT Film Festival, Spain
2018 TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA
2018 New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan
2018 Tacoma Film Fest, USA 2018 Holebikort Short Film Festival, Belgium
2018 Montreal Stop Motion Festival, Canada 2018 Encounters Film Festival, United Kingdom
2018 Krok International Animation Festival, Russia
2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
2018 Linoleum Animation Festival, Ukraine
2018 The Austin all Gender, Lifestyles, Identities, Film Fest (AGLIFF), USA
2018 TAIS Animation Showcase, Canada
2018 Barcelona Stop Motion Film Festival, Spain

It’s Nice That
Animation World Network
Animation Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan
Animacion Paraadultos (ES)

Studio support by the Toronto Animated Image Society (

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

© Daniel Sterlin-Altman 2018

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