WithoutUSA, 2011 : Alberta Premiere
Scarred by mysterious past events, a nineteen year old girl tumbles into solitude when she takes a job as a caretaker for a catatonic old man on a remote wooded island with no cell signal or Internet access. Cut off from the outside world, she begins a slow progression of mental and emotional disintegration as she struggles to maintain a daily routine while in conflict with her own guilt, sexuality and loss.
Without is an intimate portrait of a young woman in crisis. The film explores the meaning of loss in a culture where digital technologies so often stand in for physical connection. It is a look at the unique set of social pressures that accompany female sexuality in an age where everything is public, and people are willing participants in constant personal surveillance.
Seattle International Film Festival 2011
Locarno International Film Festival 2011
BFI London Film Festival 2011
press for Without
"Without is a micro-budgeted minimalist stroke of genius"- TwitchFilm
screened with a short film
Canada, 2011,11 min Director: Pedro PiresA mind accustomed to a life on the battlefi eld surrenders to a stream of consciousness, mixing death, brutality, and fi nally, one last gesture of hope.
Mark Jackson & Jessica Dimmock
Joslyn Jensen, Ron Carrier
Someone to Watch, Independent Spirit Awards 2012
Special Jury Award, Slamdance Film Festival 2011
Special Jury Award, Florida Film Festival 2011
Grand Jury Award for Independent Vision, Sarasota Film Festival 2011