My Guy

Shelly and Oliver discover that a heart-to-heart conversation brings about more than either of them expected.

Creative team

Writer: Dane Clark
Director: Simonee Chichester
Producers: Jordan Gross, Simonee Chichester

Filmmaker’s statement

“My mission is to tell stories, mostly rooted in character pieces, in which insignificant voices and characters are represented.

The stories don’t need to be epic or political, just affecting, honest and human.

I first encountered My Guy while in the director’s lab at the Canadian Film Centre.

Dane Clark and I had formed a friendship and discovered our love for character pieces.

After reading My Guy, I experienced a warm and fuzzy feeling. It was that earnest, almost goofy, story which succeeded in the grand task of encapsulating important themes, such as identity and self worth, in a short film.

It is that short and sweet feeling I hope to share with audiences.”

About Simonee Chichester

Simonee Chichester is a filmmaker who writes, directs and produces for documentary and fiction films.

She’s also a professionally trained actor who studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Her first film, Chichester’s Choice, was on the audience top 10 list of Hot Docs in 2007. Since then, the film has been seen worldwide at film festivals and on television.

Simonee is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s director’s lab. She has directed short films for CBC and bravoFACT and currently has a slate full of fiction and non-fiction projects.

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