Bold Move Productions is proud of its dark, captivating drama Dotage — a powerful short film exploring mental health and the trauma it brings to loved ones.
Jackie, the film’s protagonist, is a young mother who works in a hospice that leaves work early in order to make a surprise appearance at her niece’s birthday party. Her family welcomes her into a house and they reminisce about the past, during which time Jackie is pushed to remember things that might not be healthy for her.
Themes of loss, loneliness and wanting permeate this family home. Dotage is inspired by real life events revolving around mental health, and will speak to anyone with experience on the matter.
Dotage proved to be a difficult story to tell. Its creators — writers Zoe Gamache and Jordan Gray — believe a young audience should be aware of how mental health problems, especially ones that society makes us believe are only for the elderly, can affect everyone.
The film is directed by Cat Hostick, who is said to be one of the youngest professional female directors on the rise in Canada. Dotage features lead actress Dani Kind (Canadian Screen Award nominee) and co-stars Kate Moyer (Academy of Canadian Film and Television award nominee).
Dotage has been said to “take you out of your reality and sink you into the story as if you are living it”. Viewers can expect a powerful experience, and are likely to leave the theatre with a refined view on mental health issues.
The film is currently in the world festival circuit and has been shown at the Canadian Film Festival, as well as having premiered at Filmstrip International Festival.
The film is SCREENING at the OAKVILLE film festival June 22nd @ 12:30pm
We look forward to seeing your film, Zoe Gamache and Cat Hostick. Congrats to Bold Move Productions.
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You know how Eminem is the Rap God? Well up North there in Canada, Curt's referred to as Toronto's "Film God." Studying mathematics and physics, his switch to filmmaking has given him a unique eye where he sees how things are traditionally done in the industry and goes "Um.. WTF." With a focus on results, and not just "festivals", Curt has taken cues from the startup world as well as deep psychology to help other independent filmmakers get connected, get funded, and make money with their films.