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Old Dog

US Premiere

Director: Ann Marie

Canada, 2020, 4 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2021

Category:Animation

Crew:Writer: Ann Marie Fleming. Producer: Shirley Vercruysse.

Email:festivals AT nfb.ca

Synopsis

Since his partner passed away, Henry relies on his carer for companionship and help with life's obstacles, from failing eyesight and unsteady legs to fatigue and incontinence. All dogs should be so lucky and so loved.

About the director

Ann Marie Fleming is an award-winning Canadian visual artist, writer, director, animator and cross-platform media maker who works in a variety of genres (animation, experimental, documentary and drama). Her work often deals with themes of family, history and memory.
Ann Marie's graduating film from Emily Carr College of Art and Design, You Take Care Now (1989), was ranked among the Top 10 short films in Canada's 150th Essential Cinema. Blue Skies (2002) and New Shoes: an interview in exactly 5 minutes (1990) both won Best Canadian Short Film Awards at TIFF. Her filmography includes such acclaimed short films as I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors (2010), Big Trees (2013), and the animated web-series My Place (2009) for Discovery USA's Planetgreen.com. Ann Marie adapted her 2003 award-winning animated documentary The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam into a graphic novel, which was listed on the American Library Association's Top Ten List for Teens and won the Doug Wright Award for Best Canadian Comic.

Ann Marie's 2016 animated feature Window Horses, about a young Canadian poet discovering her family history, received awards all over the world, including Best Canadian and Best B.C. Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Canadian Screenplay by the Vancouver Critic's Award, and Best Canadian Film by the Association of Canadian Online Critics.

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