Young People Ask (2019)
Short film - Drama. Partly scripted.
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 mostly guerrilla style by myself and Dana Bontempo, using a 5 page outline.
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.
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.
P. Anton Saefkow Seaman