I Wanna Be Your Alpha Male


Producers: Anna Sikorski & Farzin Farzaneh
Director, Animator: Farzin Farzaneh
Written and narrated by Jon Paul Fiorentino
Animated short, 4:06 minutes, Canada, 2007
© Lachrymose Films 2007

Inspired by a short story by the celebrated Montreal writer, Jon Paul Fiorentino, this animated film is a flurry of activity, squiggly chaos and playful transformation. Jonny, an asthmatic teenager who is allergic to freshly-cut grass, is forced to mow his parents' lawn. The neighbourhood kids, stand around and laugh at him. They call him Dr Lawnmower because of the baby blue surgical mask he wears to fend off his allergies. One fateful afternoon, Jonny decides to confront them; but his feeble attempts to intimidate them land him in the hospital.


Festival des flms du monde de Montréal, Montréal, September 2007
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, February 2008
2D or Not 2D, Seattle, USA, 2008
Kalamazoo Animation Festival International, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, 2009

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