The Streets

Filmed over six years throughout Canada, the United States and the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, The Streets is an auditory and visceral study into the pathways that divide and define our communities.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Kelly Conlin

Filmmaker’s statement

My latest film, The Streets, is both highly personal and an incredibly observational exploration into one of the most obvious, yet overlooked, aspects of human existence: the streets we live on.

I was inspired by the idea in 2008 when I embarked on a road trip throughout the United States and observed how juxtaposed the landscape and living situations were between small towns and big cities, busy highways and dead-end streets. When I compared in my mind what I saw and heard, I began to ask myself why someone would decide one street was a better place to live over another.

I started seriously shooting the project in 2010 and captured the last clips in 2016, after which time I edited the six-year journey into a short, punchy and visceral six-minute film.

My hope is that audiences experience the landscape through visuals and sound and see how different life is when we travel through the various arteries of society.

About Kelly Conlin

Kelly is a Canadian filmmaker and professional commercial videographer based on the west coast of Canada. Born in Vancouver, she graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in political science and a minor in film studies.

The last narrative film Kelly produced, No Breath Play, had its North American premiere at the Portland Indie Film Festival before screening at eight more festivals including San Francisco, Memphis and Johannesburg, ultimately winning audience favourite at the Victoria Film Festival.

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