... right past the stars
A Canada Council for the Arts funded short film about love, hope, and second chances.
Shooting Jan. 22 - 25, 2022
SPARK is grateful to be shooting on the land of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations also known as Vancouver, BC.
When a disillusioned woman is implicated in the disappearance of a lonely aging scientist, she must convince the police that hope has the power to bridge dimensions.
When a desperate act lands Roxanne community service in a senior care home, she befriends Harold, an eccentric, elderly scientist presumed to have dementia. As the friendship between these outcasts blossoms, Harold recruits Roxanne in a daring adventure to escape the facility and retrieve his mysterious machine. When Roxanne is interrogated in connection with his disappearance, their twisted and magical story of redemption and love unfolds.
The SPARK team aims to do things differently. We reject the status quo in favour of inclusion, access and safety. We commit to putting people first by ensuring team members of all experience levels are given the space for their voices to be heard. We commit to a culture of authentic community engagement and quality mentorship. We strive to continue the work of the trailblazers before us by actively participating in the new paradigm that renounces the notion of overworked and underpaid as an industry standard, prioritizing instead individual and collective growth.