The short film “Struggles Within” produced by m & s Marshall Production, iFilmGroup and IME Films has been selected as a Semi-Finalist in the “Short Film: Best Experimental” category at the Fall Edition of the Alternative Film Festival in Toronto!
The film is 14 minutes telling of a “story through almost all music and dance” about a girl struggling with depression and contemplating suicide. It’s about her choices to find the hope to continue to live. “The story is told through the thoughts of the main character”, says Matthew Marshall one of the film’s producers and co-owner of m & s Marshall productions. The film is a timely story that speaks to what many people in society are struggling with. It’s done in a way that words do not fill the story, but images, dance and music do, so the viewer can “feel” the story being told on screen. It also can be related to, if the person watching has had experience in their life either personally or through a member of their family with the issue of depression or mental illness. Many who have seen the film feel it shows what many people “feel” in struggling with depressions and mental illness.
Struggles Within is written and directed by Corrinne Wood a Chatham native. “Mental illness is something really near and dear to my heart, and this film is designed to show an audience who may not be struggling with a mental illness what kind of daily struggles really goes on inside the mind of someone struggling with depression”, says Wood.
The nomination can be found at http://www.altff.org/winners.html by clicking the document called “Nominees for AltFF Fall ’18″ It’s under the short film grouping in the sub category of “Best Experimental” with the other semi-finalist.
Final results will be announced on Monday Sept 17th. The 6 Best Film Finalist for the Festivals Fall edition will be announced and shown September 17, 2018 at 2469 Dundas St. West, Toronto. All winners will be announced on Monday, September 17 after their event via their Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/AltFilmFest
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5872970
Directed and Written by Corrine Wood. Features: Katie Ostojic, Morgan Flanagan, Camryne Quinn, Maysee McLean, Chassidy Fleming, Julia Hunter, Oliva Torrance, Amy Krosnicki, Talitha Wood, Ashley Wood, Nia Wood, Abby Johnson, Bianca Sinclair, Elizabeth White, Carly Schelken, Mackenzie Hyatt, and Rylan Rand. Producers: Don Hickey, Matthew Marshall and Corrinne Wood.
PRODUCTION HOUSE: IME Films, m & s Marshall Productions, iFilmGroup
FILM PARTLY FUNDED BY: In Your Memory Community Service & iFilmGroup
FILM IS DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE THAT STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS