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© 2017 by Farside Pictures

SYNOPSIS

Lorna's attempt to reach out to her estranged daughter reveals some stark truths, in this drama about a retired vocalist who finds comfort and companionship through memories.

 

Dear Kate is an intimate

portrait of the distinct

loneliness felt by

the elderly.”

 

 

Jennifer Thompson, BeatRoute Magazine

“Dear Kate is a powerful work 

that explores longing for 

connections as we

progress in life.”

 

Allen Foster, Entertaining Options

 

TRAILER

 

CAST & CREW

CAST

Lorna………….…............Elizabeth Shepherd

Gary………....…............Julian Black Antelope

Young Lorna..….........................Ilona McCrea

Kate…...…….….…....….......…..Barb Mitchell

Father John...….…...…......………Louis Koutis

Lily………………..….......Samantha Robinson

Robert..……..............…....…Steven J. Lubiarz

Child Lorna……….…..........Melody Greenway

Marguerite…..….….............Caroline Buzanko

Baby Kat….……................……Novali Soptak

CREW

Written & Directed by.…...........Ilona McCrea

Produced by....……..............Matthew Ackland

Executive Producer……........….Patrick Butler

Director of Photography....Aaron Bernakevitch

Editor...….………….…......Ken Filewych c.c.e.

Music by…………………....…..…John Abram

First Assistant Director……..…..…Kyle Cooper

Second Assistant Director......…Catherine Law

Set Designer………..…….......….Michael Saic

First Assistant Camera…..…......Mick Lipohar

Second Assistant Camera..….…....Alexis Moar

Dolly Operator….….......……....…John Stiglic

Key Grip..………….…..………......Anish Bahl

Grip……………..………….…Connor Couzens

Grip……....……….…..…....…Dan Crittenden

Gaffer………….………..….......Jamie Wensley

Generator Operator…..……....…..John Stiglic

Digital Imaging Technician....Sheldon Pearson

Crain Operator…………..…....….Bill Bruvold

Production Supervisor……...….Jesse Popowich

Boom Operator………....……….Rachel Soong

Boom Operator………………....Matt DiMaulo

Hair Designer….....……………Elizabeth Saic 

Makeup Artist…….….....……..Chantelle Bosse

Makeup Artist…......…..……..…Shantel Capri

Costume………………….…Victoria Krawchuk

Production Assistant……Matthew Munholland

Production Assistant……….…Sarah Hemphill

Production Assistant......…..….……Sean Lone

Photographe……..…..……..…..Blaire Roberts

Photographer……………….……Mick Lipohar

Senior’s Care Advisor…….…..Glenda Dawson

 

POST PRODUCTION

Post Audio Supervisor….……….Patrick Butler

Dialogue Editor……….….……..…Jeffrey Roy

Sound Effects Editor…..………Brent Planiden

Foley Artist……………..…..……Tyler Rambie

Foley Artist………………..………Matt Coffey

Re-recording Mixer……..…..…Brent Planiden

ADR Recordist…..……..Charles de Montebello

ADR Assistant………..…………Matt DiMaulo

Post Production Audio Facilities: Propeller Studios Inc. Calgary

Colorist………………...……..Andrea Chlebak

Title Designer………...……..….Peter Chlebak

 

MUSIC

Music Supervisor...………………..John Abram

Music Co-ordinator……...…Sheldon Zandboer

Featured Trombone…………..……..Dave Reid

Featured Bass……………...…Kodi Hutchinson

Featured Piano………….…Sheldon Zandboer

Featured Drums….....………..….Tyler Horndy

Featured Violin..…….………Steven J. Lubiarz

Featured Vocals..…................….Ilona McCrea

 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

National Screen Institute Short Film Festival

Country: Canada

Screening: March 2019

Newport Beach Film Festival

Country: USA

Premiere: World

Screening: April 2017

Edmonton International Film Festival

Country: Canada

Premiere: Canada

Screening: September 2017

Beaufort International Film Festival

Country: USA

Nomination(s): Best Short Film | Best Director | Best Actress

​Premiere: South Carolina

Screening: February 2018

Sydney Indie Film Festival

Country: Australia

​Premiere: Australia

Screening: September 2017

Chelsea Film Festival

Country: USA

Premiere: New York

Screening: October 2017

English Riviera Film Festival

Country: United Kingdom

Award(s): Best Film (Dear Kate) | Best Screenplay (Ilona McCrea)

Nomination(s): Best Director | Best Actor | Best Actress

Screening: June 2017

Richard Harris International Film Festival

Country: Ireland

Screening: October 2017

Short to the Point International Film Festival

Country: Romania

Nomination(s): Best Narrative

Screening: June 2017

Alberta Film & Television Awards

Country: Canada

Award(s): Best Cinematographer - Drama Under 30 Mins (Aaron Bernakavitch)

Nomination(s): Best Short | Best Director| Best Screenplay | Best Editor | Best Costume

Ceremony: April 2017

Canada Shorts Film Festival

Country: Canada

Award(s): Award of Excellence (Dear Kate)

Screening: n/a

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PRESS

Dear Kate: Award-

Nominated Local Short

Brings a Powerful Reminder

by Jennifer Thompson

BeatRoute Magazine

 

To read the full article please visit:

http://beatroute.ca

Interview with Elizabeth

Shepherd of "Dear Kate":

Elegance is timeless

by Allen Foster

Entertaining Options

To read the full article please visit: 

entertaining-options.com

Interview With Actress

Elizabeth Shepherd,

"Dear Kate"

by Ruth Hill

My Devotional Thoughts

To read the full article, please visit: mydevotionalthoughts.net

Original Avenger Stars in Short Film Premiering at Newport Beach Film Festival

by The Promotion People

CreativeCow.Net

To read the full article, please visit: www.creativecow.net

Picture above: Ilona McCrea, BeatRoute Magazine Article

Picture above: Elizabeth Shepherd, Entertaining Options Article

Picture above: Elizabeth Shepherd, My Devotional Thoughts Article

 

 PRESS INQUIRIES

The Promotion People

 Lesley Diana

lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

Tel +1 (604) 726.5575

FESTIVAL INQUIRIES

Farside Pictures

www.farsidepictures.com

dearkatefilm@gmail.com