Animal Project, The

Animal resonates with an intensely personal tone
- Kiva Reardon, The Globe and Mail
The reigning queen of lo-fi Canadian cinema has upped her game without abandoning any of her characteristic whimsy.
- Norm Wilner, Now Magazine
Upping her game hasn’t cost Veninger her rebellious creativity.
- Linda Barnard, The Toronto Star


Leo (Aaron Poole) is a mid-30s widower, single parent, and struggling acting teacher. His relationship with his teenage son (Jacob Switzer) is rocky, and he's dissatisfied with his everyday life. So, after he has an unusual and inspiring dream, he decides to shake things up by having the group of actors he teaches do something called "The Animal Project" -- whereby they will all don furry mascot suits and become 'animals' in the real world. It's a long, rainy night, and not everything goes as planned. But in the process of opening themselves up to the unknown, each participant in The Animal Project not only learns something about themselves, but also has the chance to grow a little bit.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, June 06, 2014
Original Languages: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time: 90 min.
Year: 2013


Aaron Poole
Hannah Cheesman
Joanne Vannicola
Sarena Parmar
Un film de
Ingrid Veninger