Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 19th
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
You Knew It Was Me
Directed by Gavin Michael Booth
USA | 22:19 min. | 2020
The moderated Q&A session with filmmakers from:
Chapter One: “I Wanted To Leave”
An aspiring dancer struggles through rehearsal and her own self confidence on a day that will alter her future.
Chapter Two: “In Between Breaths”
Rebecca pains through surgery and hospitalization in the immediate aftermath of her car accident.
Chapter Three: “Next To You”
At home, isolation sets in as Rebecca faces her new way of life.
Chapter Four: “Pure”
Rebecca, months into recovery, finds hope with her situation.
Chapter Five: “Bright As Ever”
Returning to the dance studio, a wheelchair bound Rebecca must come to terms with her former career in dance.
Chapter Six: “Where We Landed”
Limitations are only limitations if you let them be. In this conclusion , Rebecca will take back her passion in an attempt to overcome her physical setbacks.
This project was created out of sheer boredom and determination not to let COVID-19 keep us off set any longer. Stripping a concept down to one actor and a crew of 3-4 people we created “You Knew It Was Me”. The goal was to shoot with as much natural light as possible and tell a non-dialogue driven short film in chapters. I have collaborated with SYML on several music videos in the past and when this six song instrumental EP was brought to my attention it sounded like a film score for a film that didn’t exist. I envisioned that film and created this story of passion turned pain turned tragedy turned hope. We all need hope. We all need to continue to tell stories, global pandemics be damned. This is my filmmaking at its most raw – no money, very little gear/crew… just picking up what we had available and saying “let’s make something.”
Gavin Michael Booth
Gavin Booth is a Canadian filmmaker. He works as a writer, director, producer and editor. Booth broke new filmmaking ground teaming up with producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Get Out) to create “Blumhouse’s Fifteen”, the world’s first movie broadcast live using Twitter’s Periscope App. He also directed the Canadian horror film, “The Scarehouse” (NBCUniversal / D Films) The Scarehouse is available on streaming worldwide.
Booth’s latest feature, the Canadian drama “Last Call”, is a split screen real-time feature film. No hidden cuts as the film plays out with two camera crews in different parts of a city, showing two sides of a story unfold in real-time. Last Call has won awards at 25 international film festivals. Last Call was independently funded.
“Every once in a while a movie can strike an emotional chord so strongly it cannot…. and will not be ignored. Last Call is one of those movies.” – OC Movie Reviews.
Gavin is also the director and producer of festival favourite shorts such as: “Are You My Mommy” and “To Hell, With Love”. In October he self-financed the feature film “Primary”, a science-fiction music hybrid film that was shot in 13 cities across Canada and is currently in post-production.
Booth was recently nominated in Canada for 2 Music Video of the Year awards. Booth has worked with some of the top entertainers in the music industry including music video and documentary projects for Third Eye Blind, Vanessa Carlton, Our Lady Peace and more, including many FACTOR and MuchFACT grant projects. Gavin has produced and directed over 150 music videos. Recently, his video for SYML “Where’s My Love” crossed 50 million views.
Emmy Newman as Rebecca
Focusing on the things that matter are how Brian Fennell writes and records under his alias SYML. Simplicity is what moves SYML –pronounced “simmel”, it means “simple” in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots until the age of 18, Fennell creates music from his basement home studio in Issaquah, 20 miles to the east of Seattle. The sounds he can conjure alone, just him, his piano, keyboards, guitars and laptop. The primal feelings he conveys with pin-point-and-personal lyrics, effortless melodies and a pure, emotive vocal. Even the clarity of having little money and, therefore, fewer options. SYML has released 2 EPs and will release his self-titled debut album May 3, which include the singles “Clean Eyes” and Where’s My Love”.
Director: Gavin Michael Booth
Runtime: 22:19 min.
Writer: Gavin Michael Booth
Producer: Gavin Michael Booth
Cinematographer: Joshua Moody
Editor: Gavin Michael Booth