All Up In Your Feelings
Andrea Dorfman is a Halifax-based filmmaker, artist, writer, animator, illustrator, bicyclist, seed grower, stargazer and people-watcher. She is endlessly curious about all sorts of things but the only thing she knows for sure is that she knows almost nothing at all. She has directed numerous shorts and the feature films Parsley Days (2000), Love That Boy (2003), Heartbeat (2014) and Spinster (2020), often collaborating with the brilliant writer Jennifer Deyell. At some point along the way Dorfman taught herself animation and made the Emmy-nominated Flawed (2009) and Big Mouth (2012) with The National Film Board of Canada, as well as the feature doc, The Girls of Meru (2018), which follows the human rights work of Canadian legal justice non-profit The Equality Effect. In 2017, she adapted and illustrated Flawed which was published as a YA graphic memoir for Firefly Books. Dorfman’s short live action/animation collaboration with uber talented poet-musician Tanya Davis, How to Be Alone (2010), has garnered almost 10 million YouTube hits and was adapted into a book published by HarperCollins. She lives with her partner, Dave, his son, Max, occasionally his daughter, Sydney, their dog, Sophie and cats, Archer and Frankie.