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8 films in package
The Middle
An experimental short film about Maggie, a young woman who moved to Toronto to become somebody.
We Won't Forget
A woman's frustrations boil to the surface while hosting a party for her friends, culminating in a public freakout that turns into collective hysteria.
That Summer We Stayed at Home
In a country house in the middle of nowhere, the life of a couple repeats itself in an eternal cycle of daily routines and abuse.
Liminal
The cycle of Steve's life choices are too large for him to recognize any pattern within. But as time is compressed, he flows through spirals of love and sexuality.
Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won’t Fit Into His Suit
There he sits proudly on his beautiful motorbike which he would never loan to anyone. He is certain that he alone can explore the jungle. A playful re-enactment with reversed roles that takes aim at the hubris of the colonial conquerors.
Nobody's Boy
Rafa and Luís are orphans surviving together in the streets of Los Angeles. After they pickpocket a charismatic street performer, Rafa comes to believe this man could be his missing father. As he seeks the man again, Rafa must choose between his only friend and the family he's always dreamed of.
Tundra
Walfrido Larduet, a lonely electrical inspector, dreams of the Red Woman, whose image persists and becomes an obsession. Something tells him she is near. Over the course of a day, Walfrido will follow her trail as he travels through the suburbs of an infested city.
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7 brilliantly crafted short films from around the world that perfectly encapsulate what we mean when we say "cinema". 16mm. Experimental. Black and White. This one's for the filmmakers.

The Middle is a short experimental drama that tells the story of Maggie, a young woman who moves to Toronto to make a life for herself. The Middle is told in an innovate split-screen format, the scenes in the left frame moving forwards in time, and the scenes in the right frame moving backwards in time. This film is Maggie’s story from the way she remembers it; a reflection of the memories and moments she pairs together in her mind. The split screen and non linear timeline explore e a different mode of storytelling - allowing the audience to experience Maggie's journey with perspective and hindsight. The examination of memory in Maggie’s life offers a novel experience for the viewer that evokes a nostalgic and melancholic emotion - one that reminds us of the passage of time and moments that we carry with us.


Director Biography - Hanna Jovin, Adrian Morphy


Hanna Jovin and Adrian Morphy are a directing team from Toronto Canada. They both attended Ryerson University’s Film program where they met and have since teamed up to tell untold stories in new and creative ways.


In 2017 Hanna’s short film Erika won eight awards at the annual Ryerson University Film Festival including Best Director and Best Picture. She has gone on to work at Saloon Media as an Associate Producer working on multiple projects including Canadian Screen Award Winner, 9/11 Kids, which was an official selection of the Hot Docs festival and aired on CBC’s Documentary Channel.


In 2017 Adrian’s short film, The Man Who Doesn’t Sleep, won Best Student Film at the Canada Independent Film Festival. Since then Adrian has edited the multi-season CBC Comedy web series, Note To Self, which went on to be nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. He’s also worked commercially on national video campaigns for brands such as The Canadian Red Cross, Purina and Google.


Together Hanna and Adrian have worked as a creative team directing and editing CBC Doc’s digital series Before & After, the six part series focused on life changing moments in people’s lives and has accumulated over 1 million views on YouTube. Together they also were the lead animators of the feature length documentary, Cheating Hitler, which aired on The History Channel in November of 2019 and screened at Tiff Bell Lightbox as a part of Holocaust Education Week. The film would also go on to be nominated for a Rockie Award and win a Canadian Screen Award.


Director Statement

The Middle is an exploration of memory. Through a split screen, the film intends to examine the moments in one’s life that are remembered together. A relationship’s first kiss is side by side with the relationship’s worst fight. We believe that by telling a traditional coming of age story in a split-screen format we can examine these moments in our lives that inform, contrast and compliment one another, offering a novel experience for the viewer that evokes a nostalgic and melancholic emotion.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Hanna Jovin, Adrian Morphy
  • Screenwriter
    Adrian Morphy
  • Producer
    Hanna Jovin, Adrian Morphy, Maeve Kern
  • Cast
    Ariana Marquis, Alexander Oliver
  • Cinematographer
    Adam Madrzyk
  • Production Design
    Nina Buis
  • Music
    Nick Nausbaum