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The Animal Project (2013)

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As a thirty something acting teacher attempts to push a group of eager young performers out of their comfort zones, he struggles with his own ability to live an authentic and fulfilling life with his teenage son.



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As a thirty something acting teacher attempts to push a group of eager young performers out of their comfort zones, he struggles with his own ability to live an authentic and fulfilling life with his teenage son.

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Truly a gift!
8 June 2014 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Animal Project is simply a great Film! It features an endearing, brave and adventurous cast. It is lovingly conceived and realized. Thank you Ingrid for the beautiful creatures, costumed and otherwise you put on screen. The story on the surface is one of a group of blocked actors looking for ways to break through their comfort levels and truly take risks. Yet more lies beneath. At its core we are gifted with a father and son relationship that is perhaps the films greatest achievement. There were several people who were viewing the film for a second time on Friday night following it's original screening at TIFF last year. And the ones I spoke to all said they got much more out of it on the second viewing. So, I look forward to unpacking this double this gift for myself. We are truly fortunate to have a filmmaker of Veninger's inspiration as an exemplar of achieving your dreams right here in our immediate creative landscape. Go see this film! You have no excuse! It beautifully shows off Toronto. It will inspire you. It will make you dream of doing something more, something beyond your comfort zone, something to know your alive today! A truly wonderful film Ingrid! You touched my heart. Thank you!

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