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The Future Above Us

Vanessa Magic

Friday, November 3rd at 6:00PM

After a cosmic disaster leaves Earth virtually empty, a hopeful yet sombre woman experiencing pareidolia who yearns to find connection must decide what lengths she will go to for companionship.


Director Bio:

Vanessa Magic is a filmmaker whose work centers on loneliness and grief, viewed through an Afrofuturist and Afrosurrealist lens. She is an alumna of The Warner Media Discovery Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program '22 and Women In the Director's Chair '23. Vanessa has created short films like "Oneironautic," showcased at Victoria Film Festival '21, Florence Short Film Festival '21, and Reelworld Film Festival, where she received a Standout Writer and Director nomination. Her short film, "The Absurdity Of The Black Female Experience," will be featured at Brooklyn Film Festival '23. Her latest short, "The Future Above Us," was screened at the Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner from Telefilm's NO SHORT ON TALENT program. Inspired by her dreams, Vanessa aims to create magical worlds with Black female protagonists. She eagerly embraces the opportunity to craft unique narratives that connect her to the cosmic realm.



Vanessa Magic


Ashley Iris-Gill

Principal Cast

Hannan Younis, Adrian Walters


Shonna Foster



Vanessa Magic

Nicole Sison

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