Freaks of Nurture

Freaks of Nurture

                                Freaks of Nurture
| 6 min

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Freaks of Nurture is an animated short about a neurotic mother-daughter relationship inspired by the filmmaker’s own unorthodox upbringing with her single-parent mom, who is also a foster parent and dog breeder. Self-deprecating and bursting with energy, the film reveals that no matter how grown-up we think we are, we never quite stop craving the love and support of a parent.

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Freaks of Nurture, Alexandra Lemay, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Alexandra Lemay
  • animator
    Alexandra Lemay
  • story
    Alexandra Lemay
  • design
    Alexandra Lemay
  • screenplay
    Alexandra Lemay
    Julie Matlin
  • script consultant
    Janet Perlman
  • voice
    Alexandra Lemay
    Claudia Besso
    Amanda Plummer
  • original music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • musician
    Nicholas Di Giovanni
    Dave Gossage
    David Grott
    Bill Mahar
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • director of photography
    Luka Sanader
  • sets
    Laurent Canniccioni
    Emily Bélanger
  • props
    Laurent Canniccioni
    Emily Bélanger
    Dominique Côté
    Emma Owen
    Dany Boivin
  • armatures
    Erik Goulet
  • molds
    Emma Owen
    Dany Boivin
    Olivier Xavier
    Daniel Auclair
  • character sculptor
    Alexandra Lemay
  • costumes
    Alexandra Lemay
  • intern
    Ramona Mismetti
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Smart Post West
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • technical coordination
    Candice Desormeaux
    Luc Binette
  • compositing
    Randall Finnerty
    Éloi Champagne
    Simon Cottee
    Glenn Gear
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • animation coordinator
    Randall Finnerty
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Dominique Forget
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • marketing
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima

  • Carlos Pineda

    Love it! So well done!

    Carlos Pineda, 8 Jan 2020
  • None

    The whole mise-en-scène is so fun and beautiful! This is great.

    None, 9 May 2019

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