Lightbox: Oscar-nominee Cordell Barker

Cordell Barker, indie animator, talks about his history with the NFB, The Cat Came Back, and his new film If I Was God... 

Barker is a national treasure. 

Cordell Barker makes his welcome return to animated shorts this year with his first stop-motion endeavour, "If I Was God..." Shot stereoscopically, the film is a quasi-autobiographical musing on the director's memories of school. The young Cordell hopes to one day yield Godlike powers to get his own way, triggered by an incident during a dissection class.