Animal Behaviour
Animal Behaviour
Original Title:Animal Behaviour
Director(s): Alison Snowden & David Fine
Production Company:National Film Board of Canada
Distribution Company:National Film Board of Canada
Year of Production:2018
Screening Format:DCP
Running Time:14:28
Techniques:2D Computer

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. Five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.

Alison Snowden
About Alison Snowden
Alison Snowden grew up in Nottingham, England and attended Britain’s National Film and Television School. There she met her partner and husband, David Fine, who collaborated on her student film, SECOND CLASS MAIL, which won several awards and earned an Oscar® nomination. Both moved to Canada and worked in live action and animation at the NFB where they co-directed GEORGE AND ROSEMARY, which earned many awards, including their second Oscar® nomination. Snowden also wrote episodes of the animated series PEPPA PIG, and with Fine, Snowden also produced several TV ads and developed the series SHAUN THE SHEE. In Canada, they produced the series RICKY SPROCKET ‘SHOWBIZ BOY’ for Nickelodeon and Teletoon.

David Fine
About David Fine
Toronto-born David Fine has been making films since the age of 13. At 17, his animated short THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN was nominated for a Genie. As a teenager, Fine was offered the opportunity to work in the NFB’s animation department, where he was inspired by many talented filmmakers and created three short films. At 19, he produced and directed a half-hour documentary about a Toronto viola maker, which aired on the CBC and won multiple awards. Fine then moved to the UK and attended the National Film and Television School, where he met his partner and wife, Alison Snowden.