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Toronto International Film Fest , Whistler Film Fest, India International Film Fest, Bratslava International Film Fest, Cucalorus Film Festival, Femcine Santiago International Film Festival

Director's statement

Director's statement

For this film, I met with over one-hundred professional Toronto actors, with no conceit for a movie at the outset, only the impulse to make something. The core group of eight actors committed to the film without knowing anything about the roles they would play. A different group of actors would have yielded an entirely different screenplay. 'The Animal Project' was conceived out of a leap of faith.

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The reigning queen of lo-fi Canadian cinema has upped her game without abandoning any of her characteristic whimsy.

NOW Magazine

Veninger breaks pleasing new ground with a multi-layered story

Toronto Star

Definitely a director worth following.

The Arts Scene

T.O. dynamo Ingrid Veninger inches out of her comfort zone.

The Grid

Subtle, funny and moving character-driven drama.

Exclaim!

Unlike anything I have seen before.

Black Sheep

Filled with a whole lot of heart.

Toronto Film Scene

This quirky maplecore pic might be Veninger’s finest project to date.

Cinemablographer

Genuine and true to its heart.

Canadian Film Review

Sublime.

PopSmut

Packs emotional punch.

Toronto Sun

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