Program # 4 - 9/29 - 6:00 p.m.
The Ties That Remain
Director/Writer: Isabelle Swiderski
Producer: Carla Olsen
Cinematographer: Amy Belling
Editor: Erin Cumming
Production Designer: Melissa Cartwright
John is a pharmaceutical sales rep struggling to balance work and family life. One day he encounters Rose, an ailing elderly lady seeking closure. As they share a prolonged ride and Rose reminisces, John's view of his own world begins to shift and they both realize that life's gifts can come at any time.
Cinematographer: Amy Belling is a multiple Leo Award winning director of photography with a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. Producer: Carla Olson has been a producer for advertising for the past ten years and most recently Head of Video Production for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Writer/Director: Isabelle Swiderski is an award-winning designer and creative director of multidisciplinary agency Seven25. The Ties That Remain is her first dramatic short. She has another short in pre-production and a feature in development.