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Old Dog

Ann Marie Fleming
2020 | 3 min

Selections and Awards

  • Official Selection Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada (2020)

  • Official Selection FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2020)

  • Official SelectionSpark Animation Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada (2020)

  • Official SelectionChicago International Children's Film Festival, Chicago, U.S.A. (2020)

  • Official SelectionPortland International Film Festival, Oregon, U.S.A. (2021)

  • International CompetitionTricky Women/Tricky Realities International Animation Film Festival, Vienna, Austria (2021)



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Ann Marie Fleming
Photo : Erik Whittaker

Ann Marie Fleming

Ann Marie Fleming is an award-winning Canadian writer, director, and animator. Her cross-platform work contends with themes of family and history through a variety of genres, including animation, documentary, and drama.

She adapted her 2003 animated documentary, The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam, into an Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel in 2007, and has since created a number of acclaimed short films, including Big Trees (2013), I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors (2010), and the animated web series My Place (2009) for Discovery USA’s Planetgreen.com. In 2016, Ann Marie’s animated feature Window Horses, about a young Canadian poet discovering her family history, screened around the world.

In addition to creating a short film for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards and directing Question Period, about the experiences of a group of Syrian refugees in Canada, she is currently working on a number of new projects. Old Dog, produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), is her most recent animated short.

Shirley Vercruysse
Producer, Executive Producer
Photo : Emily Cooper

Shirley Vercruysse

Shirley Vercruysse is the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s BC & Yukon Studio, where she leads the team producing documentary and animation projects. The studio’s latest projects include the feature-length documentaries The Whale and the Raven and Because We Are Girls; the musical documentary The Road Forward; the animated shorts Shop Class and The Zoo; the short documentaries Way of the Hunter and Now Is the Time; and the Webby Award-winning documentary series True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball.


The National Film Board of Canada presents


Written and Directed by
Ann Marie Fleming

Kevin Langdale

Alex Kliner

Composer and Sound Designer
Gordon Durity

Shirley Vercruysse

Re-Recording Mixer
Doug Paterson

Neera Garg

Line Producer
Jennifer Roworth

Technical Coordinator
Wes Machnikowski

Studio Administrator
Carla Jones

Production Coordinator
Nicolas Ayerbe Barona

Marketing Manager
Kay Rondonneau

Katja De Bock

Executive Producer, BC & Yukon Studio
Shirley Vercruysse

Inspired by the other Ann-Marie Fleming and the work she does making life better for senior dogs and their humans.

Special thanks to:
Gil Madsen-Lefebvre, Erik Whittaker
Lily, Winnie, Bamboo, Flip and Moune


©2020 National Film Board of Canada

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  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produces groundbreaking animation at its studios in Montreal and at NFB centres across Canada, as well as via international co-productions with many of the world’s leading auteur animators. The NFB is a leader in developing new approaches to stereoscopic 3D animation and animated content for new platforms. The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 7,000 awards, with NFB animation accounting for 7 of the NFB’s 12 Oscars, as well as 6 grand prizes at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 4 Palmes d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and 2 Golden Bears at Berlinale. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB animators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.