When 10-year-old Kevin learns that his first love, Liz, is moving he decides to run away with her so they can be together.

During the course of the night Kevin slowly realizes that a life on the run is not what he wants for the girl he cares so much about.

Creative team

Writer/director: Kathleen S. Jayme
Producers: Rachel Coe, Stirling Bancroft, Kathleen S. Jayme

Filmmaker’s statement

What if you could run away with your first love and never let them go? Would it last. Would it work? What would you do for the love of your life? Would you sacrifice everything for them?

I’ve heard the old adage, “If you love something, let it go” and believe it’s true – that true love is selfless.

Liz is a mish-mash of experiences I’ve encountered, experienced and witnessed. When I was in high school I witnessed true love. Unfortunately things did not turn out as we had hoped. People always told me that we were too young to know what true love was, but I disagree. Young love can be true love.

And no matter your age, you never forget your first love, your first crush or your first heartache. We’ve all had our experiences with young love in different ways. This film brings us back to that time when we first started to feel for someone else.

About Kathleen S. Jayme

Kathleen S. Jayme

Kathleen Jayme is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver who is passionate about telling meaningful and personal stories.

In 2011 she graduated from the University of British Columbia’s film production program. At UBC she wrote and directed two award-winning short fiction films: Little Big Kid, which won a Leo for best student production in British Columbia and Liz which was among 20 films selected to play on Air Canada flights.

Her most recent documentary, Paradise Island, screened at the 2015 Cannes short film corner.

After graduating UBC, Kathleen worked at the National Film Board of Canada. She brought what she learned there from experienced directors, editors and producers to her own films.

Kathleen is now promoting Paradise Island while laying the plans for her next projects.

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