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Gail Noonan

Gail Noonan grew up in a rural village in Nova Scotia, on Canada’s Eastern coast. Searching for an environment wholly different than the one in which she had been raised, Noonan began her Westward trek; landing first in Winnipeg and later in Vancouver British Columbia. In Winnipeg, Noonan attended art school at the University of Manitoba and, after graduation, spent several years as a printmaker. In Vancouver, Noonan attended the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, where her printmaking led her into animation and, eventually, filmmaking After two years, Noonan finished her first film, "Play ball!" Noonan later left Vancouver for Mayne Island where she has spent several years as an independent animator and filmmaker. All of Noonan’s films, including such titles as "More Sensitive," "Honey," and "Lost and Found," among others, have been screened internationally. Noonan’s themes reflect a diverse range of issues; often homelessness, feminism and the foibles of human behaviour. Aside from filmmaking, she has established, curated, and taught various animation programs and participated on juries for grants and scholarships. From 2003 to 2006, Noonan served on the board of Cineworks Society of Independent Filmmakers. She is currently exploring a new interest in songwriting combined with experimental animation. (07/12)


Your Name in Cellulite
A film by Gail Noonan, 1995, 6 min., Color

A wickedly funny satire about the disparity between a woman's natural beauty and the ideal promoted by the mega-billion dollar advertising industry, t...



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