Andrea Dorfman

I’m a filmmaker, animator and artist. I’ve directed the feature films Parsley Days (2000), a TIFF top ten film, the critically acclaimed Love That Boy (2003) featuring a young Ellen Page, the musical drama, Heartbeat (2014), and the soon-to-be released comedy, Spinster, starring Chelsea Peretti. My short film, There’s A Flower in my Pedal (2005), was runner up to Best Short at TIFF and my documentary, Sluts (2006), won Best Documentary at the Atlantic Film Festival. I’ve also made several animated films including two with the National Film Board of Canada – the Emmy nominated, Flawed (2010) and Big Mouth (2012). I recently shot and directed the feature doc, also produced by the NFB, The Girls of Meru (2018) and it’s currently screening at film festivals around the world. My short live action-animation video collaboration with poet-musician, Tanya Davis, How to Be Alone (2010), has garnered over 8 million YouTube hits and was adapted to a book, illustrated by me and published by HarperCollins. I also adapted and illustrated Flawed, released as a YA graphic memoir by Firefly Canada in 2018. I occasionally teach at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and was the co-creator of Blowhard, a thematic storytelling series that ran for 7 years in Halifax where I live with my partner, Dave, his kids, Max and Sydney, and a menagerie of pets.