Aardvark

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 89 MINUTES

AARDVARK

Drama, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
Emily Milburton’s (Jenny Slate) newest therapy patient is Josh Norman (Zachary Quinto), an emotionally challenged introvert who suffers from increasingly volatile hallucinations. Most pressing though, is his estranged relationship with his brother, Craig (Jon Hamm), a famous TV actor who just so happens to be in town for a visit. So what’s the worst that could happen when Craig shows up on Emily’s doorstep?

Skirting the line between quirky comedy and poignant drama, first-time writer-director Brian Shoaf’s Aardvark demonstrates how personal baggage and proverbial closet-bound skeletons can be as strangely unifying as they are harmful. Following her breakout turn in 2014’s Obvious Child, comedian turned versatile actress Jenny Slate gives an especially memorable performance as the emotionally fragile woman caught between two seemingly impenetrable men.

—Liza Domnitz

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Brian Shoaf

Brian Shoaf directed the award-winning pilot presentation Hamsters, created by Damian Lanigan. Shoaf holds a BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon and an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. A nationally produced playwright, his acting credits include projects on and off Broadway, as well as the Periods collection of shorts. Aardvark is his directorial debut.
Director
Brian Shoaf
Screenwriter
Brian Shoaf
Cinematographer
Eric Lin
Editor
Marc Vives
Composer
Heather McIntosh
Executive Producer
Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve, Brian Shoaf, Corey Moosa
Producer
Zachary Quinto, Neal Dodson, Susan Leber
Production Designer
Neil Patel
Costume Designer
Aileen Abercrombie
1st Assistant Director
Kit Bland
Music Supervisor
Meghan Currier
Music Editor
Suzana Peric
Cast
Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, Jon Hamm, Sheila Vand, Tonya Pinkins, Marin Ireland

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