After an unusual and inspiring dream, an unorthodox theatre director (Aaron Poole) attempts to push a group of eager young performers out of their comfort zones, while struggling with his own ability to live and authentic and fulfilling life with his teenage son.
★★★★ "Ingrid Veninger is definitely a director worth following, as she proves the value of women filmmakers, and the great power of storytelling that they hold." Ilse de Mucha Herrera, The Arts Scene
★★★★ "The reigning queen of lo-fi Canadian cinema has upped her game without abandoning any of her characteristic whimsy." Norm Wilner, NOW Magazine
★★★★ "simultaneously as touching as it is hilarious." Sean Kelly, Toronto Film Scene
★★★★ "THE ANIMAL PROJECT offers a First-Rate Cast in a terrific ensemble piece... Joey Klein & Aaron Poole are so good they knock the wind out of you." Greg Klymkiw, The Film Corner