How to Be at Home

Lean into loneliness—and know you’re not alone in it. Filmmaker Andrea Dorfman reunites with poet Tanya Davis to craft tender and profound animation on the theme of isolation, providing a wise and soaringly lyrical sequel to their viral hit How to Be Alone.

Director: Andrea Dorfman
Length: 04:00
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2020

Additional Info

Director Biography: Andrea Dorfman is a Halifax-based filmmaker who creates stories that explore the world with wonder and heart. Her first feature, Parsley Days (2000), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was named one of Canada’s Top Ten films of the year. In recent years, Dorfman has gained popularity as an animator. Her National Film Board of Canada animated documentary Flawed (2010) was nominated for an Emmy, and Big Mouth (2012) has toured children’s festivals across the globe. How to Be Alone, a mixed-media video poem written by Tanya Davis, has received over eight million hits on YouTube. Andrea is currently in development on her fourth feature-length film, Spinster. She lives in Nova Scotia with her partner, his two kids, a dog, and two mischievous cats.

Producer: Annette Clarke
Writer: Tanya Davis
Cast: Tanya Davis