Directed by Mattias Graham
|Version||French subtitles, Original English Version|
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.
Themesfamily relationships, teenagers, anger, self esteem, sport, courage, fear
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.
Damien: Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie
Jordan: Ryan Hill
Coach: Lyndon Bray
Elijah: Hudson Leblanc
Alex: Gabe Maharjan
Assistant Coach: Frédérique Proulx
Emmanuel Hessler (Productions Leitmotiv)
* World Premiere at Cinefest Sudbury 2021 | Official Competition *