Aardvark (film)

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Film poster
Directed byBrian Shoaf
Produced byNeal Dodson
Susan Leber
Zachary Quinto
Written byBrian Shoaf
StarringZachary Quinto
Jenny Slate
Sheila Vand
Jon Hamm
CinematographyEric Lin
Before The Door Pictures
Great Point Media
Suzie Q Productions
Distributed byGreat Point Media
Release date
  • April 21, 2017 (2017-04-21) (Tribeca)
  • April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13) (United States)
CountryUnited States

Aardvark is a 2017 American drama film directed and written by Brian Shoaf. The film stars Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, Sheila Vand, and Jon Hamm. Principal photography began on November 30, 2015 in New York City. It premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.[1] It was released on April 13, 2018.[2]



On October 23, 2015, it was announced that Brian Shoaf would direct a drama film Aardvark based on his own script, while Zachary Quinto would produce the film along with Susan Leber and Neal Dodson.[3] Great Point Media would be financing the film.[4]

Principal photography on the film began on November 30, 2015 in New York City.[5]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 12% based on 25 reviews, and an average rating of 3.8/10.[6] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 39 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[7]


  1. ^ The Editors (March 2, 2017). "Tribeca 2017 Announces Feature Film Line Up for Competition, Spotlight, Viewpoints, and Midnight Sections". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved April 9, 2018.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Nolfi, Joey (January 31, 2018). "Jenny Slate is a therapist on the edge in juicy 'Aardvark' trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Kroll, Justin (October 23, 2015). "Jenny Slate Joins Zachary Quinto in Indie Drama 'Aardvark' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca; Kit, Borys (December 9, 2015). "Jon Hamm Joins Zachary Quinto in 'Aardvark' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. ^ SSN Insider Staff (December 4, 2015). "On the Set for 12/4/15: Gal Gadot Grabs Her Lasso for 'Wonder Woman', Brad Pitt Wraps 'War Machine', 'Resident Evil' Team Finish Final Chapter". SSN Insider. Archived from the original on 2017-06-10. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Aardvark (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Aardvark Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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