Anita Lebeau is the award-winning writer and director of Louise (2004), her first film for the National Film Board of Canada, which received awards in Hiroshima and Annecy. Big Drive is Lebeau’s second film for the NFB. Lebeau has been involved with animation for over twenty years. Her freelance projects include seventeen animated pieces for Sesame Street and Sesame Park. She has also assisted on films by Richard Condie and Cordell Barker. In creating her own animated films, Lebeau is able to nurture her interdisciplinary interests in writing, drawing and music.