The Animal Project

Synopsis

(90 min. 2013)

After an unusual and inspiring dream, an unorthodox theatre director (Aaron Poole) attempts to push a group of eager young performers out of their comfort zones, while struggling with his own ability to live and authentic and fulfilling life with his teenage son (Jacob Switzer).

★★★★ “Ingrid Veninger is definitely a director worth following, as she proves the value of women filmmakers, and the great power of storytelling that they hold.” Ilse de Mucha Herrera, The Arts Scene

★★★★ “The reigning queen of lo-fi Canadian cinema has upped her game without abandoning any of her characteristic whimsy.” Norm Wilner, NOW Magazine

★★★★ simultaneously as touching as it is hilarious.” Sean Kelly, Toronto Film Scene

★★★★ “THE ANIMAL PROJECT offers a First-Rate Cast in a terrific ensemble piece… Joey Klein & Aaron Poole are so good they knock the wind out of you.” Greg Klymkiw, The Film Corner

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Festivals

WINNER: EDA Award BEST DIRECTOR
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
Whistler Film Festival
Bratislava International Film Festival
Denver Starz Film Festival
Pittsburg 3 Rivers Film Festival
Anchorage International Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Goa International Film Festival of India
Kingston Canadian Film Festival
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Sarasota International Film Festival
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Minneapolis International Film Festival
FemCine Santiago Film Festival

DISTRIBUTION CANADA: Mongrel Media