Big Drive

Big Drive

                                Big Drive
| 9 min
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This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 sisters squeeze into the back of the family car for a long journey. While the parents keep a steady watch on the road ahead, restlessness gradually gives way to mayhem in the car’s close quarters. Just before the ride becomes unbearable, the sisters are inspired to combine their creative energy and the big drive becomes an even bigger adventure.

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  • writer
    Anita Lebeau
  • director
    Anita Lebeau
  • original music
    Dan Frechette
  • music recording
    Norman Dugas
  • cast
    Nathalie Daudet
    Emma Collins
    Annie Rose Daudet
    Maggie Collins
    Anita Lebeau
  • animation
    Anita Lebeau
    Chris Cormier
  • voice recording
    Norman Dugas
    John Hildebrandt
  • sound editing
    Howard Rissin
  • foley
    Ben Wytinck
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • producer
    Derek Mazur
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    Michael Scott

  • MelBennett

    Another NFB animated gem! Conjures up memories of seemingly endless long summer drives in Canada. If only my brother and I had the imagination of the siblings in this film to transform the drudgery into a magical journey of discovery where the passing landscapes outside come into the crowded hot car and enliven the backseat into a whimsical playground.

    MelBennett, 21 Jul 2014