Hope Is the Thing With Feathers
Four women connected through time and space come together to save a girl from a tragic end.
Discovering her love of stories and art at a young age led Sunny to pursue film in university, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree at Capilano University in Vancouver and a Master’s Degree in International Studies in Media, Power, and Diversity. She has been passionate about storytelling since a young age, finishing her first novel at the age of 9. Her love of storytelling naturally led her to filmmaking. Other than immersing herself in the inspiring world of filmmaking, Sunny is an avid traveller, outdoor enthusiast and literature lover. She has directed six short films to date that have screened at various festivals internationally. Her short film The Yellow Wallpaper was the recipient of the Experimental Visions Audience Award at NFFTY. Her short films Ataraxia and Millie Did It are both broadcasting on CBC Reflections. Her short film Hope is the Thing with Feathers which received funding from BC Arts Council finished post production recently and is starting its festival circuit. She is currently developing a feature.
As a child in Vietnam, Thao’s mother often rescued ants from bowls of sugar water. Years later they would return the favour. Boat People is an animated documentary that uses a striking metaphor to trace one family’s flight across the turbulent waters of history.
When elite level chef Eloise Vaughn receives a scathing review from famed critic Alistair Brown, she invites him back for a private dinner service aimed at redeeming her name. Alistair accepts, and as the service commences, the pairs shared history is revealed, as are the extreme lengths Eloise is willing to go to impress him.
Content Warning: This film contains depictions of blood and gore. Some viewers may be sensitive to this subject matter.
Meet Melody; at fifteen, she is outspoken, intelligent and creative. Melody enjoys hanging out with her friends, keeping up with 70s pop culture, and dreams of performing in her school talent show. The problem? Her strict father, a traditionalist who shakes Melody's world overnight after sewing a zipper onto her mouth on her sixteenth birthday.