The Bum Family
Welcome to our little world where all mayhem is considered fabulous. We are a collective of 6 cousins and our moms. We have been making films together since 2010.
We started out with live action and switched to stop-motion animation shortly after. Our random films are written and animated by us creating fits of giggles across the globe.
Feel free to explore our little world and watch any of our films. Fall in love with Lilly Monster or see our take on ethical issues of GMO food. Welcome to the land of the Bums.
As mere children, we have taken the world by storm with our amazing sense of humor and absolute adorability. We could laugh ourselves into hysterics but occasionally you have to wonder if your work is decent. Well, we KNOW that Calgary loves us. Find out what they have to say in The Kerfuffle.
But How? But Why?
Why do we make films? Because Mom made us. The classic answer to any Bum Family Panel Discussion. We love filmmaking and of course, the time spent with our cousins. The endless cornucopia of snacks doesn’t hurt either. Learn more about us and our process and The Animation Lockdown by clicking below.
Why Are We Called The Bum Family?
Well, in order to understand we have to take you back all the way to before our first film. We spent a lot of time together when we were younger. We all went to the same school and we were always together in one big group. We were never the type of kids to spend hours obsessing over Barbie’s outfits, though we did play with them. We were the kids who would play in the trees and bushes whenever we got the chance, loud and rowdy. One day when we were all on some errand and driving around the city in a minivan, Maezy & Berlin had the brilliant idea of the Bum Family. We spent so much time together as it was it seemed like we were a family, to begin with, so why not make up names to make it semi-official. We came up with names for everyone and had a grand time cackling away at the joke. A year later when we registered for the very first Animation Lockdown, we signed up under the name of the Bum Family. Ever since then we’ve stuck with the name.
Animation Lockdown 2018