Monica Pink is an extremely inquisitive young girl. She really, really loves pets and she wants to help them sort out their problems. After a tragic family accident, Monica is sent to see Dr Dickson the school 'shrink' but he is not just her shrink, he is also her archenemy. Monica uses what she learns in her therapy sessions to help her work out the problematic pets that she encounters. Soon though Monica's own problems become so big that she has no choice but to run away to the circus.
Written by Frances O'Neill, Illustrated by Evelyn Hu, voiced by Gabriel Quigley.
The Problem with Pets
(a short film starring Monica Pink)
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The Problem with Pets - written by Frances O'Neill, directed by Catriona Craig.
Award winning short film, starring the character Monica Pink.
Kuki International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany winner, Best Children's Short Film
Beijing International Film Festival Audience Award
Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
UNICEF UK Short Film Award
7th Istanbul International Children's Film Festival
Oulu International Children’s Film Festival, Finland
62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival
KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, USA
Leicester's International Short Film Festival, CAN
Short Shots, QFT, Belfast
Glasgow Film Festival
Eat Our Shorts, London
Women in Film Festival , Vancouver
Berkshire International Film Festival, Western Massachusetts
First Chester International Film Festival, Nova Scotia
Comedy Film Festival, Vienna
Palm Springs International ShortFest
16th International Film and Television Schools' Festival, Lodz, Poland
Baltimore Women’s Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
TV series outline
Monica Pink Pet Shrink is a children’s comedy
series that looks at the intricacies of human
and animal behaviour as seen through the eyes
of two oddball 9 year old kids. Monica Pink and
her best friend William Strange are really good
at investigating and analysing pet behaviour
but they can find human behaviour perplexing.
The series uses humour and pet problems
to teach children some basic psychological
concepts which will equip them with coping
strategies for the expected and unexpected
events in their lives.
Each episode will feature a pet with
problems and the pet’s psychological issues
will be reflected in the stories of the people in
Monica’s world. Denial, Fear, Repressed Anger,
Dominance and Confidence Issues are just
some of the subjects covered in this children’s