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.

Short Film: THROUGH THE SUPERMARKET IN FIVE EASY STEPS, 9min, Finland, Dance

 

ImageIn this dance film a family tries to manage through the weekly grocery shopping without disintegrating. The moment they enter the supermarket the children go off in separate directions and the parents face the ovewhelming load of merchandise under the time pressure of a closing store. Will they be able to gather the supplies for existence and still come out of the store with all the children? The story is also a metaphor to the five classical elements earth, air, fire, water and aether, of how they strive into different directions but still keep together as one.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa
  • Film Color:
    Color