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How to Be at Home

Andrea Dorfman
2020 | 4 min
English

Selections and Awards

  • Official Selection - Short film competitionAnnecy International Animation Film Festival, France (2021)

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Andrea Dorfman
Director
Biography
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Photo : Aaron McKenzie Fraser


Andrea Dorfman

Andrea Dorfman is a Halifax-based filmmaker who creates stories that explore the world with wonder and heart. Her first feature, Parsley Days (2000), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was named one of Canada’s Top Ten films of the year. In recent years, Dorfman has gained popularity as an animator. Her National Film Board of Canada animated documentary Flawed (2010) was nominated for an Emmy, and Big Mouth (2012) has toured children’s festivals across the globe. How to Be Alone, a mixed-media video poem written by Tanya Davis, has received over eight million hits on YouTube. Andrea is currently in development on her fourth feature-length film, Spinster. She lives in Nova Scotia with her partner, his two kids, a dog, and two mischievous cats.


Annette Clarke
Producer and Executive Producer
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Annette Clarke

An accomplished producer committed to collaborating with artists to craft transformative stories,  Annette’s select producer credits include The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2011, IDFA and CSA for best documentary short), Hard Light (2012, FIFA Jury Award), Danny (2014, Hot Docs Big Ideas series), 54 Hours (2014, Yorkton Founder’s Award), Gun Runners (2015, Hot Docs), Theater of Life (2016, Berlin), Hand. Line. Cod. (2016, TIFF), Love, Scott (2018, Hot Docs, BFI Flare, Inside Out, One World) and Assholes, a theory (CPHDOX). In addition to Conviction, her current productions reflect on the human condition through the eyes of a twelve year old Yazidi boy arriving in Canada, and inside the lives of resilient women along the Brazilian Amazon. As executive producer for NFB’s Quebec Atlantic studio, Annette envisions a potent and ambitious slate of short form and feature documentaries, animation, and interactive story telling across a rich and large territory.

Credits

DIRECTOR
Andrea Dorfman

ANIMATOR
Andrea Dorfman

EDITOR
Andrea Dorfman

POEM WRITING
Tanya Davis

POEM PERFORMANCE
Tanya Davis

PRODUCER
Annette Clarke

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Tanya Davis
Daniel Ledwell

SOUND DESIGN
Sacha Ratcliffe

MUSIC RECORDING
Daniel Ledwell
Tanya Davis

ONLINE EDITOR
Yannick Carrier

RE-RECORDING
Geoffrey Mitchell

DIGITAL EDITING TECHNICIAN
Pierre Dupont
Marie-Josée Gourde
Patrick Trahan

SOUND TECHNICIAN
Bernard Belley

TITLE DESIGN
Jacques Bertrand Simard

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Roz Power

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
Daniel Lord
Chris MacIntosh

SENIOR PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Kelly Davis

STUDIO ADMINISTRATOR
Leslie Anne Poyntz

MARKETING MANAGER
Johanna Lessard

LEGAL COUNCIL
Dominique Aubry

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Annette Clarke



Press Relations

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    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745
    n.viau@nfb.ca

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