Directed by Kelly-Ruth Mercier
Sentenced to community service, a privileged and self-consumed young woman encounters a war vet at a soup kitchen and realizes she has the potential to support him on his road to wellness, while doing the same for herself.
BCSA: VAFF Best Canadian Short Award 2016 nominee
Previous Screening / Awards:
Award of Merit Special Mention, Lead Actor, Adam Lolacher—Best Shorts Competition 2016, Best Short/Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama, Adam Lolacher/Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Short Drama, Mylène Dinh-Robic—Leo Awards 2016, Massachusetts Independent Film Festival 2016, Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner 2016
Kelly-Ruth Mercier is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She holds a BA-Acting from Dalhousie University and an MFA-Directing from the University of British Columbia. A recipient of support from Director’s Guild of Canada (BC), BC Film, NS Arts Council, and National Film Board (FAP), Kelly-Ruth is a graduate of the prestigious Women in the Director’s Chair Program (WIDC) and a recipient of Kickstart 2008 and the CTV / CWWA Career Advancement Module in 2009. Her films have been programmed internationally and broadcast on CBC. She is regularly invited to participate in juries including the Leos, the Geminis, and for WIDC.
Director: Kelly-Ruth Mercier
Writer / Producer: Adam Lolacher
November 6 / 90 minsOur LIFE IN MULTICULTURE Canadian Shorts program celebrates the myriad cultural, sexual and individual identities of Canadian Asian and hapa diaspora.