My Demo Reel
SCI – FI / SHORT
Track-Memoria is set in a reality where memories get stored in cassette tapes and sold in stores. This technology allows Emilio to ignore the present and turn to the comfort of the past. Emilio works at one of these stores, looking down on the other customers for consuming anything that comes their way, thinking the memories he owns are unique to him. This new Media helps Emilio ignore the people in his present: his boss Thomas, the customers at the store and the man from the corner of the street, Jonah. Now, Emilio faces a Terminal illness caused by the radiation of these devices, and the only way he knows how to deal with this problem is to ignore it with more memories. When his ability to visit his past gets taken away, Emilio does everything in his power to go back to it. Now forced to live in loneliness, Emilio must learn how to exist in the present. In the end, Emilio realizes his idealized past might not be his, and he is just another ordinary consumer of this system. Emilio sees that he has been living through this Media that feeds him nostalgia; because of it, he now has no present, making him start over.
“Living through memory leaves you with no present” is the theme of this story. It explores how nostalgia culture and marketing have left us with an unoriginal future. The audience is those who dwell on the past, struggling with staying present, people who use technological platforms as escapism and individuals dealing with media addiction.
DIRECTOR: Malcolm Judah
PRODUCERS: Martin Restrepo & Ethan Butler
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ibnul Sarker
EDITOR: Shane Roberts
SOUND EDITOR & MIXER: Maddy Southward & Eriq Phillip
FEATURING: Can Komleksiz
EL OLOR DEL MANGO
Dolores is an illegal immigrant from Colombia who decided her dreams would come true in Canada, where she works as a janitor. Her mother’s voice breaks the silence of her daily life through phone calls. When Dolores realizes she cannot help eating mangoes, she discovers she is pregnant and finds out Soledad is dying. While the seed of a new life is sprouting in Canada, Dolores’s roots become ethereal. Going back is a one-way trip, and the desire to have a Canadian baby keeps her from going through with it. Dolores learns there are other ways to listen to her mother’s voice other than hearing it.
DIRECTOR: Andressa Back
PRODUCERS: Martin Restrepo
EDITOR: Emilie Peloso
SOUND EDITOR & MIXER: Katie Pagachz
FEATURING: Martina Castillo, Andrea Avila and Marya Chogal
PRAYER FOR PRISONERS
Deacon Brian, the organizer and leader of St. Paul the Apostle’s Parish’s prayer group: Prayers for Prisoners. At this group, individuals come together to send prayers for victims of the harsh realities of the correctional system. They further their goals by educating themselves on the system and its flaws, creating care packages for prisoners being released that are prone to homelessness and visiting prisoners. Deacon Brian’s struggles to make real changes in the world, challenging a provincial system that is deeply rooted within our society, and feeling despair in the lack of unquantifiable efforts. He embodies the charisma of action and offers the world inspiration for true change.
DIRECTOR: Victoria Bacani
PRODUCERS: Katie McKenna & Nino Lovell
EDITOR: Ibnul Sarker, Anthony Bersinic & Victoria Bacani
SOUND EDITOR & MIXER: Andrew Knaggs
FEATURING: Brian Dunn
PHILLIP BARKER HOMAGE
An homage to Experimental Filmmaker Phillip Barker that reflects on the connection between human-beings, weather and the sky.
EDITOR: Victoria Bacani
FEATURING: Joseph Goriel
DRAMA / ART/ SHORT
A story based on the painting ‘Adolescencia’ by Debora Arango (1939).
When a teenage girl has to model nude for a painting, conflicting feelings arise as she reminisces on female beauty, sexuality and her experiences as woman, further fuelling her hesitation.
EDITOR: Anthony Bersinic
WRITERS: Victoria Bacani & Martin Restrepo
STARRING: Emilia Mieres, Siren D’ville, Samantha Van Der Bent, and Cody Beauregard