A young man tries to go about his day but constantly finds himself transported to a strange, otherworldly forest.

There, he starts to see glimpses of a mysterious hooded woman and the purpose of this forest slowly becomes more sinister.

Creative team

Director: Gordon Mihan
Writers/producers: Lance Kenneth Blakney, Gordon Mihan

Filmmaker’s statement

Sometimes there aren’t any words that can describe the battles we face in our own heads.

Not a single word is spoken in Referent but the visuals speak for themselves. Your own thoughts can become isolating, confusing, repetitious and lonely. If you suffer from any mental illness I hope that you are able to find a way to talk about it. You don’t have to fight it on your own.

I’m really proud of Referent and my team for putting so much work into it and spending those long hours in the woods with me. It was worth it!

About Gordon Mihan

Gordon Mihan

Born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Gordon has called Atlantic Canada his home for his entire life.

He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2015 with a bachelor of business administration and has been making films for as long as he can remember.

Constantly trying to improve his filmmaking skills, he is an avid participant of the local 48 hour film competition and has participated for the past six years.

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