Pepita Ferrari, Writer, Educator, Filmmaker.
"Canadian History: Where were All the Women?"
Director, producer and researcher on By Woman’s Hand, Pepita Ferrari’s filmmaking credits display a strong background in visual design. Since 1984, Ferrari has worked as an animator, director and producer on a wide variety of productions. Her most recent credits include directing an animated segment for “Sesame Street,” special effects for the feature film Scanners III, and design work for a series of short films for children, based on Robert Munsch’s books.
In 1990, Ferrari directed and produced an animated short on dinosaurs which is featured in several films and television specials, including the NFB/Nova Films/Great North co-production “The Hunt for China’s Dinosaurs,” on PBS. The same year, she designed backgrounds for a series of animated shorts based on Ludwig Bemelmans’ children’s books. In 1989, she directed and produced a pair of animated public affairs spots on drinking and driving, and the environment.
From 1986 to 1989, Ferrari worked as an animator on several projects at Animation Ciné-Group. In the mid-eighties, she served as a colour designer, animation crew supervisor and colourist at the NFB and independent production houses. Her illustration credits even include a 1983 stint as a courtroom sketch artist for the CBC Montreal news program “Newswatch.”
Her 2008 film for the NFB is “Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary,” which looks at over 30 luminaries of documentary film.