Bleach

Bleach

Directed by Mattias Graham

Genre Fiction
Country Canada
Year 2021
Length 14m43s
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version French subtitles, Original English Version

Synopsis

Damien, a 16-year old swimmer, clashes with his Coach at practice. In parallel, Damien plays with his younger brother at a hotel waterslide, but his erratic behaviour shows something hidden beneath the surface. Bleach explores the confusing moments following trauma and abuse, and how big each small step can be.

Themes

family relationships, teenagers, anger, self esteem, sport, courage, fear

Biography

Mattias Graham is a settler filmmaker from Regina, Saskatchewan (Treaty 4) based in Montreal, Quebec. With a BFA from Concordia University, his work focuses on prairie stories, masculinity, and helping others tell their stories. He also works as an editor, and is a long-time member of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.



Cast

Damien: Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie 
Jordan: Ryan Hill 
Coach: Lyndon Bray
Elijah: Hudson Leblanc
Alex: Gabe Maharjan 
Assistant Coach: Frédérique Proulx

Team

Production

Emmanuel Hessler (Productions Leitmotiv)

Script

Mattias Graham

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Derek Branscombe

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Stephanie Burbano

EDITING Elian Mikkola
Sound Sacha Ratcliffe
Music Ziibiwan

Festivals

* World Premiere at Cinefest Sudbury 2021 | Official Competition *