Young People Ask (2019)

Short film - Drama. Partly scripted.

Runtime: 17:42.

YPA is a short autobiographical film about two young Jehovah's Witnesses living out another weekend in the historic company town of Trail, British Columbia. It directly addresses my deepest feelings about my childhood as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It was created barebones by use of a two person crew minus the two actors, and was shot by myself and Dana Bontempo, using a 5 page outline.

Produced by:


Dana Bontempo


Riley Davis

Michael David Stewart

Young People Ask has screened internationally and domestically at:


Sunday Shorts Film Festival - Lisbon

Cyrus Monthly International Film Festival - Toronto

Canada Shorts Film Festival - Saint John (Award of Distinction)

Soft Touch (2016)

Short film - Horror. Scripted.

Runtime: 16:55.


An isolated young man contends with a toxic relationship that stretches into the surreal.

Soft Touch is my first work as a student filmmaker after attending Capilano University for two years. It was fundraised via Indiegogo and finished in 2018. 

Produced by:

Erica Thumm


P. Anton Saefkow Seaman


Nick Heffelfinger

Jessica Quartel

Andre Fex

Joshua Murdoch

Jennifer Tong