Missed Aches demonstrates how the shortcomings of spellcheck can result in unexpected double entendres. It is narrated by poet Taylor Mali, who has led teams to four championships in the National Poetry Slam. Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Written and narrated by Taylor Mali. Sound Design by Normand Roger and Pierre Yves Drapeau. Music by Pierre Yves Drapeau with Denis Chartrand and Normand Roger. Text Animation by Brian Kinkley. Character design and animation by Don Flores. Supported by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Caldera Institute.
Black Maria Film Festival (USA): First Prize (Jury Award), USA Film Festival: Finalist.
Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia), AniMadrid Animation Festival (Spain), Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada), Barcelona Festival of Independent Cinema (Spain), Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA), CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (Canada), New Orleans Film Festival (USA), Portland International Film Festival (USA), Vienna Independent Short Film Festival (Austria), Dallas Video Festival (USA), Tricky Women Festival (Austria), Northwest Film and Video Festival (USA), BEFILM Underground Film Festival (USA), Visible Verse (Canada), Portland Women’s Film Festival (USA), ASIFA NW Showcase (USA), Womanimation! Film Festival (USA), Crossroads Film Festival (USA).