Illusions of Control

Documentary Feature.

How do we live on in the ruins of our illusions of control?

Illusions of Control follows five stories of people who have lived through a major crisis that provoked them to create surprising new communities.

Produced by What Escapes Production and Last Songbird Productions

With the support of Telefilm Canada‘s Feature Documentary Fund, TELUS, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, University of British Columbia

Photos by Eugene Arries

Unidentified Minor

Fiction Feature. 

Seventeen-year-old Amber’s faith in her life in the Jehovah’s Witnesses is shaken when she develops an unlikely crush on latchkey kid, Joni.  Amber must face a stark choice: lose everything she has ever known, or lose herself.

  • 2018     Finalist, Top 10 Cinequest Feature Screenplay competition, USA
  • 2018     Finalist Short-List, Sundance Screenwriters Lab, USA
  • 2017     Short-List, TIFF-CBC Diverse Screenwriters Award, Canada
  • 2017      Quarter-Finalist, Shore Scripts 2017 Feature Film competition, USA
  • 2017     Selected Participant, WIDC Story & Leadership Lab, Canada
  • 2017     Selected Mentee, WIFTV & Whistler Film Festival, Film Market Mentorship, Canada
  • 2017     Selected Participant, Stowe Story Lab, Vermont, USA
  • 2017     Nominated, Go Global Screenplay competition, Oaxaca Film Festival, Mexico
  • 2017     Best Low-budget Screenplay, 15th Female Eye Film Festival,  Toronto
  • 2017     Participant, Script Development & Live Pitch, 15th Female Eye Film Festival,  Toronto
  • 2015     Finalist Short-List, Sundance Screenwriters Lab, 2015





My best friend is dating an a-hole

Web-Series. “My best friend is dating an a-hole” is a dark romantic comedy about a woman who attempts to get her best friend out of a bad relationship through setting her up with a paid actor, scripted to be the perfect man.

Check out the accompanying blog Friendship-Not-Forever


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