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2021
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RIFF 2022

Tigress

13 Minutes | Canada, India | 2021

Synopsis

Trina has gone to the motherland as an aid-worker. Once there, she finds herself overwhelmed by the trauma she witnesses and turns to partying as a way to cope.

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Director’s Bio

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Maya Bastian is an award winning filmmaker and writer with roots in conflict journalism. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, UK, France, Asia and across Canada. Her short drama AIR SHOW (2016) received national press and is currently airing on Canada’s National Broadcaster (CBC). Her most recent film TIGRESS was produced by BLACKOUT MEDIA and India’s JAR PICTURES and was nominated for a Canadian Cinema Editor’s Award. TIGRESS was supported by CBC, NETFLIX and the CANADIAN FILM CENTER, and participated at CANNES COURT METRAGE 2021. It premiered at FESTIVAL DE NOUVEAU CINEMA Montreal 2021. She is in development on multiple features with BLACKOUT MEDIA and SUITABLE PICTURES and is currently show running a 1/2 hour comedy series on race & representation ‘HOW TO BE BROWN’ with CINEFAM as well as co-writing and directing a paranormal mystery series set in 1970’s Southeast Asia with REFLECTOR ENTERTAINMENT. Her work frequently explores the trauma related to displacement and migration. She specializes in exploring untold stories from around the world, integrating the voices of each unique community through active engagement, research and open dialogue.

Film Details

  • Year:
    2021
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    13 Minutes
  • Languages:
    English, Tamil
  • Countries:
    Canada, India
  • Premiere:
    European Premiere
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Maya Bastian
  • Screenwriter:
    Maya Bastian
  • Producer:
    Karl Janisse, Susan Armstrong, Alan McAlex
  • Cast:
    Anne Saverimuthu, Kalpanee Gunawardana

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