I am alive and I make films. Living on the Canadian west coast, I have shot films since 2010; as an amateur first, and later as a student. Attending the Langara College Film Arts program in Vancouver, I gained a variety of skills, from directing to shooting; writing to editing. To current, my personal work has been experimental with formal ambitions. Growing, my next project will be long form.
Name: Graeme Higginson
Lives in: Duncan, Canada
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Cinematographer and Actor
Unique traits: Silence, aspect ratios, the contrast of violence and beauty
Film (short) by Olivia Todd (Drama and Sport) Editor A 16 year-old surfer is diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her breast.
Film (short) by Bryan Demore (Biography and Drama) Actor Just Living is an exposé of the past and the power it can have on one's decisions. Based on a true glimpse into Patrick Lane's life, the truth forces one to embrace the past to understand the present. After many long years in a battle with alcoholism and drugs, Patrick finally finds himself clean and hours away from exiting rehab. While in his last group session, Patrick is confronted with what will keep him clean. So he drudges up a powerful memory that inspired a poem which would define him as one of Canada's most prolific writers. Patrick's story flashes back from rehab to him as a young man driving an amputated co-worker through logging roads to the nearest hospital. Written by Bryan Demore
Scratching the Surface
Film (short) by Antony Packer (Action, Adventure and Drama) Actor Scratching the Surface is a story about a young First Nations boy being kept in a residential school who longs to return to the freedom of his childhood. Danny (Shon Burnett) dreams of returning to his roots and resuming his previous way of life, away from the strict rules of the residential school and the head priest (Joe Fulgham) who looms over him. With a determined heart and mind he struggles to regain freedom, though the priests will stop at nothing to make him fail. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy and Drama) Editor Blank Verse is a web series about William Shakespeare and the great writers of his time, re-imagined as modern day university students. Featuring famous names like Chris Marlowe, Ben Jonson and Thomas Kyd, the series takes the historical events and context in which Shakespeare produced his famous works and throws them into the contemporary world. What would it be like if Shakespeare had not existed until now? How do we define greatness in our modern culture? Who is William Shakespeare? Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Nathanael Vass (Drama) Cinematographer Josie doesn't live for herself. Her boss, her brother, her boyfriend--they all take whatever they can from her. And no one is grateful. No one seems to notice her at all. A film about family, obligation, and the forbidding frontier that comes with leaving home. Written by Anonymous
Anything Could Happen
Film (short) by Mathieu Langlois (Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer
The Laughing Skulls
Film (short) by Ingo Lou (Action) Cinematographer
Film (short) by Nathanael Vass (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Evelyn and Kartar used to share everything. But now, in their final year of high school, find themselves drifting apart. Will they stay friends as their lives move in different directions?
Film (short) by Graeme Higginson (Romance and Sci-Fi) Actor, Director, Producer The year is 2042. Rene, an android caregiver serving Gabi Greenwald II, a cloned heiress, develops romantic feelings for his master. For this, Rene and Gabi are brought under government surveillance, and to the attention of Maia, a determined android activist, ultimately bringing to question the person status of one that is made, not born. Written by Cardinal Corp
Film (short) by Graeme Higginson (Comedy) Director, Producer, Sound department, Art department, Editorial department With glee club auditions after school, ending up in detention with Mr. Seamy comes as nothing less than a surprise to Willamina Danvers. It remains up to her to escape, and who knows? She might even find a little romance in the process.
Film (short) by Nathanael Vass (Drama) Sound department An exploration of love, violence, and gender roles.
On a Sunny Afternoon
Film (short) by Ingo Lou (Sci-Fi) Sound department By day, floating aliens rule the world, chasing and eating anything that moves. Jackie, Marnie, and John set out on a mission of mercy, but misjudge the timing. Will they survive the day by hiding under a tree? Part horror, part psychological thriller, the main characters have a brutal choice: stay and live, and let a child die instead. Written by R.T. Abram
Film (short) by Graeme Higginson (Drama, Fantasy and Thriller) Editor, Cinematographer, Actor, Director, Producer, Writer When a young woman named Jenny becomes engaged to a fraud, whose true intentions are to rob both her and her mother of their savings, she hallucinates and begins to see him differently: as a dummy.
3rd Place - BC Student Film Festival
Langara College - Film Arts