the debut

short film
2017
co-writer / producer

After winning the Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Contest at the Gimli Film Festival in 2016, I used that momentum to garner further support for a total production budget of just over $30,000. It was more money than I'd ever seen in my life at my ripe old age of 18 when I produced this movie.

The Debut was produced in association with Eagle Vision Inc.; was supported by The National Film Board, Manitoba Film & Music, William F. White, and the Gimli Film Festival; it has received a theatrical release in Manitoba, and has screened at festivals in Canada and abroad. It is not yet available online.