This animated short is an ode to Louise, a fiercely independent 96-year old inspired by animator Anita Lebeau's grandmother. Speaking in her own voice, Louise takes us through a day in her busy life near the town of Bruxelles, in rural Manitoba. Between coping with garden gophers and reaching cupboards that have grown taller, Louise's plans sometimes miscarry, her sense of humour is foolproof.

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Anita Lebeau
Anita Lebeau
Michael Scott
Jennifer Torrance
Jason Doll
Anita Lebeau
John Tanasiciuk
Louise Marginet
Roger Currie
original music composer
Robert Marginet
sound editor
John Schritt
location sound
Tony Wytinck
sound mixer
Serge Boivin
foley artist
Russ Dyck
executive producer
Graydon McCrea
Svend-Erik Eriksen


  • Jenna424

    “This made me miss my Gramma. Louise's voice reminds me of my Gramma.” — Jenna424, 8 Jul 2011

  • jamesweld

    “No arthritis, but she is alone. It made me sad” — jamesweld, 23 Apr 2011

  • nanoose

    “I have begun illustrating my own family stories, including a story about my husband's French-Canadian grandmother. I found this story so endearing - I hope I live as long as Louise!” — nanoose, 10 Mar 2011

  • piaka

    “ Absolutely delightful! I love the blend of animation and photographs. The character of Louise really shines through. Very well done with the details being very poignant. In one day, there is a history journey of many years. That's cool! ” — piaka, 9 Mar 2011

  • lisbeth

    “Umm, what's with all the flies? Was there something dead in or around her house? Kind of distracting. Other than that it was a super-cool short film. Love her attitude. Reminds me of my mom and grandmom. - L” — lisbeth, 7 Mar 2011

  • Loubaril

    “I wish I had a grandma, especially one like her. Actually, I hope I'll be just like her when I get old. I really enjoyed it and I could have watched her through a whole week of her routine. Thank you for this story. ” — Loubaril, 4 Mar 2011

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