Notwithstanding

Speculative non-fiction is something I've been interested in making for a number of years. So I'm extremely happy to have the opportunity to do so with collaborator (and award-winning filmmaker) Patrick Reed. We're working on a short for a compilation commissioned by HotDocs, which is the first original film HotDocs has ever commissioned. 

It's a film inspired by Section 33 of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Notwithstanding clause.  Without getting into the details, we imagine a dystopian and unsettlingly familiar scenario in which the clause is used to weaponize the Charter against itself.

The entire compilation will premiere on June 28, 2017.

You can read more about the project here.