SHORT FILMS AT REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Reelworld Shorts Program
MUSIC VIDEO I CANADA 2018 I 3 MINS. I ENGLISH
A white brick wall, a powerful voice, a smooth guitar, harrowing footage projected across the room, and a frantic dancer in the zone. “Rebel Lion” is a provocative music video that demands you stand up and take action... or dance.
Principal Cast: Dennis Passley, Amanda Davis
Priemiere screening status: World
Graeme Mathieson is a Toronto-based filmmaker, having worked around the world and is the Creative Director at Q Media Solutions in Toronto. He also moonlights as DJ Gramera, hosts several monthly reggae & soul vinyl parties and spent 15 years broadcasting his StolenSouls radio show on CHRY 105.5fm.
PROTECT OUR FUTURE DAUGHTERS
DOCUMENTARY I CANADA, ESKASONI 2017 I 05:45 MINS. I ENGLISH, FRENCH
Jaime Black’s Red Dress Project has brought attention to Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, but the families left behind still have a need for answers and a desire for justice. Young directors Helena Lewis and Maryanne Junta unify devastating statics with poetic imagery to call the Canadian government, and viewers, to action.
Helena Lewis was born on May 5, 2001 in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was raised in Eskasoni First Nation. She is a passionate, thoughtful, and hardworking high school student with a growing interest in film and the arts. She is a talented and avid writer and drawer and would like to continue filmmaking in the future.
Premiere screening status:
HELENA LEWIS, MARYANNE JUNTA
Maryanne Junta was born on October 17, 2000 in Sydney, Nova Scotia and has grown up in Eskasoni First Nation. Her interest in social justice and the arts has led her to become a vocal advocate of missing and murdered indigenous women and people in her community and beyond. She writes, sings, performs, and directs her own material. She is also a past Mkumiknipuk Winter Carnival Queen of Eskasoni.
GOOD GIRLS DON'T
SHORT FILM I CANADA 2018 I 15 MINS. I ENGLISH
A young Filipina-Canadian girl desperately wants to play basketball, despite her religious mother’s warning that girls who play sports will turn into boys. Marilou’s in a tough spot, but she’s got Jesus on her team.
Born in 1975, Xiaodan He, a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker, has studied film production at the Beijing Film Academy from 1993-1997. Since 2002, she has worked on several films that have been shown at 50 festivals in addition to winning numerous awards. Her latest feature, A Touch of Spring, is currently in theaters.