One of the deepest and darkest shorts we have seen in some time is the latest from Isabel Drean LET GO. Dealing with the lost of child is something no parent would ever want to suffer. In her short she shows a mom and son who seem to be traditionally coping with a recent death but there is so much more at play. If the ending of LET GO does not shock you then you are not human. The captivating short has just received three honors at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival including BEST SHORT FILM, BEST DIRECTING (Isabel Dréan) and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Philippe Toupin). The ceremony will take place on November 14th and we have the trailer for you to see ahead. This extraordinary Canadian filmmaker is one to keep an eye on for sure!
The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival was founded by and for independent filmmakers who seek to recognize the craft of this century’s filmmakers and storytellers from around the globe.
The festival has honored award-winning Canadian filmmaker Isabel Dréan and her short film Let Go with three awards. The ceremony will take place on November 14th, 2015 at the Promenade Playhouse Theatre in Santa Monica, CA.
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST DIRECTING (Isabel Dréan)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Philippe Toupin)
“This film is very personal to me as I made it with my own children. As a mother, nothing is scarier than the thought of losing a child. It was a very challenging artistic process. Every one involved was passionate about the project, I’m happy that our team is getting recognized for their effort.”, says director Isabel Dréan.
Let Go tells the story of a mother struggling with the tragic loss of her daughter. The film comes fresh off its world premiere to an enthusiastic and packed house at Montreal’s prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival, where it competed in the Official Selection and with its US Premiere at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Beverly Hills, CA.
Starring Claudia Ferri (the mother), Jaz Coté Dréan (the son Mathis) and Milan Coté Dréan(the daughter Claire), the short film’s key members include Philippe Toupin (cinematographer),Maxime Poirier & Nage Canchola (editors), and Jérôme Boisvert (Score).
The film was written and produced by Isabel Dréan and co-produced by Simon Côté of Kebweb.tv Productions.