Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with many female directors and producers. As an editor I am lucky to get to spend a lot of time one on one with the directors/producers on the projects I edit. Therefore bonds are forged in the edit suite. That is truly one of the best parts of my job! I have formed lifelong relationships with these woman and consider them friends!
Fast forward to a couple months ago when Telus announced its latest STORYHIVE edition. I was thrilled to see it was female focused and looked forward to seeing the submissions! I was then approached by three female filmmakers from Edmonton to work on there short films. I of course jumped at the opportunity to take part!
This is where I need your help! Your community votes help decide which 30 (15 from Alberta and 15 from BC) short films receive $10K in grants and distribution on TELUS Optik TV On Demand. Vote for your favourites every day until September 26th at 12 noon.
Here are the synopsis’ and links to the projects I’m involved in!
Nightwalk – Andrea Beça
SYNOPSIS: Late at night, Aatisha finds a digital memory card. What she doesn’t know yet is that it’s full of footage…of her. In a high tension game of cat and mouse, Aatisha starts to wonder who she can trust, and if she can trust herself. Did you see something? Over there in the shadows? Was that just her imagination, or a very real threat? CLICK TO VOTE
Thy Eternal Summer – Geraldine Carr
SYNOPSIS: “Thy Eternal Summer” is a modern adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets – Sonnet 18….”Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” In this modern adaptation of this beautiful poem we see the story of love through the eyes of a new mother for her baby infant boy. In a story somewhat reminiscent of Robert Munsch’s “I’ll Love you Forever” we see the boy grow through different stages of his life: as a vibrant infant; as a 10 year-old boy playing in the golden sunshine; as a 30 year-old Adonis pumping iron; and as a healthy, handsome 60 year-old man who is happy and joyous. This is a poem about love and eternal beauty – eternal because this Adonis is kept alive by the love of his mother and the very poem that is written about him. CLICK TO VOTE
Let There Be Light – Beth Wishart MacKenzie
SYNOPSIS: Each year, when the nights grow long with the coming of winter, Bill starts decorating his house and yard with Christmas lights. But Bill is blind, having lost his sight at the tender age of 10. Nevertheless, he makes his way about the wintry yard, stringing lights to trees, hanging candy canes and stars, and setting up a little stable in the corner of the yard. He uses the oddest assortment of lights and the design is a little haphazard, but there is a charming beauty to Bill’s display that brightens the long winter nights. “Let There Be Light” is a story of the enduring vision and indomitable spirit of one man; a Christmas story in which light is not overcome by darkness. CLICK TO VOTE