Tina and Dalby are two Caribbean children who disobey their mother by straying too far from home. As a result, they encounter a cocoya: an evil spirit that eats little boys. But thanks to Tina's quick thinking, the children are able to outwit the cocoya and return home to mama. Vibrantly animated, Mind Me Good Now! is rooted in a long lineage of Trinidadian storytellers, whose tales have always had a built-in moral compass to guide children.
Length: 9 minutes
Natives of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Chris Cormier and Derek Cummings share a passion for animation. Cormier's love of the medium grew out of an interest in comic book art and progressed into television commercial, promotional video, computer, and traditional animation jobs. Cummings' animation start came under the mentorship of a member of the Manitoba Society of Independent Animators. Afterwards, he became a certified computer animator specialist and went on to teach at Winnipeg's Red River College.