Grace

A young mother with weekend custody struggles with the ambiguity of her child’s safety.

Her fear of harm to her daughter, lack of power, clarity and surety plague their weekend together.

Creative team

Writer/director: Taylor Olson
Producer: Sylvia Bell

Filmmaker’s statement

This film explores the question: what do we do when we are without power, unsure of our child’s safety, but faced with ambiguity in the matter of potential abuse? How do we make the most of an awful situation?

It is an intimate piece, designed to put the viewer in the room with the characters and action. It examines the relationship and love between a daughter and her mother, and questions the idea of safety and consequences.

About Taylor Olson

Taylor Olson

Taylor is an ACTRA-nominated actor and Screen NS nominated writer/filmmaker based in Halifax.

He is one half of Afro Viking Pictures, and has directed/written films such as Hustle & Heart, Cut, Perfectly Sane, Grace and Masc. His films have screened internationally and won prizes at CBC’s Short Film Face Off, FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival, Emerging Lens Film Festival, Bluenose Ability Film Festival and Big Terror Film Festival.

Next, Taylor will direct the feature film Bone Cage under Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program.

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