Greece

On a rainy afternoon in a British nursing home, a woman struggles to make a last connection with her seemingly catatonic mother.

Creative team

Writer/director: Sarah Deakins
Producers: Sarah Deakins, Arielle Boisvert, Shawn Williamson

Filmmaker’s statement

Through the years I have always been moved by relationships on film between a parent and their child as a grownup. So much history and weight is carried in a simple expression between these two complicated human beings.

Greece is a memory piece that takes place somewhat out of time and, though completely fictional, is deeply personal for me. It was the perfect piece to take on as a project I could follow right through from conception to the final credits.

About Sarah Deakins

Sarah Deakins

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin to British parents, multi award-winning writer/director/actor Sarah Deakins spent the first year of her life in Chicago until her parents decided to move to Canada.

A graduate of the University of Victoria theatre program, Sarah has extensive stage and screen credits; she has also written and produced several plays and films taking the helm most recently as director of her newest piece, Greece, produced by Brightlight Pictures.

The first short film she penned and starred in, Late, went to Cannes with Telefilm Canada as part of a successful festival run, and Greece is in the midst of a highly successful festival run with over 20 official selections so far, and garnering over 20 awards and counting.

Sarah makes her home in three main cities, splitting her time between LA, Toronto and Vancouver, and is currently in development on her first feature film, Home Free.

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