Director Biography – Emily DeBackere (LAUNDRY)

Emily DeBackere is going into her fourth year film at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. Laundry is Emily’s directing debut project made outside of school.

Director Statement

I wrote this film in hopes to visually express the issues tackled in sexual assault. Drawing from a past experience of mine, there is a constant need to push away these certain events and feelings. Laundry is the manifestation of what I can imagine can be most people’s encounters. We all try to distract ourselves but in the end we can never truly escape from what has happened to us.