Freaks of Nurture

Alexandra Lemay
2018 | 6 min
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.

Awards and distinctions

  • l’Épi d’or du court métrage canadien favori du public
    Cinémental, Winnipeg
  • Audience Award, Short Film
    Cinequest, San Jose
  • Best Comedy Short
    New York City Short Film Festival, New York