Despite having everything one could ask for, John finds himself incapable of obtaining the one thing he so desperately desires: happiness.

Haunted by demons from his past, John finds himself plagued with violent fantasies that consume him and slowly begin to seep their way into his reality.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Yaz Rabadi
Producer: Maurizio Chen, Elena Pilar Nañes

Director’s statement

Yaz Rabadi says:

“As human beings, it is my belief that we all carry a weight. Some weights are heavier than others. Some weights can push us past the boundaries of reason and rationale.

Some weights can change us in ways we never thought possible. Some weights can break us.”

About Yaz Rabadi

Yaz Rabadi

Being drawn to the medium of film at a very young age, Yaz began his career as a filmmaker by honing his craft as a writer and director while studying the medium at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts in Toronto.

Graduating with honors and several shorts films under his belt, Yaz was later selected amongst various other Canadian filmmakers to take part in The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s National Apprenticeship Training Program.

The program allowed Yaz to further develop his creativity and working knowledge of film as he apprenticed and worked alongside renowned Canadian filmmakers such as Atom Egoyan and John Greyson.

Shortly thereafter, Yaz began development on what would ultimately be his most ambitious short to date, Inside.  With the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council and the National Film Board of Canada, Inside went to camera in the summer of 2009 and was completed in early 2010.

Constantly working toward perfecting his craft as a filmmaker and reaching audiences through his work, Yaz is currently promoting his latest short film, The Beard and in preproduction on another short, Skinned, while writing his first feature, all of which delve deeper in to his exploration and study of the human condition.

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