Short Film "Standstill" Nominated for EDA Award at Whistler Film Festival

Short film "Standstill", written and directed by Katia Shannon, has been nominated for the AWFJ EDA Award for Best Short Film by a Female Director at the Whistler Film Festival.
 
 
Katia Shannon - Director
Katia Shannon - Director
MONTREAL - Dec. 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Flyer Films is delighted to announce that Standstill, written and directed by Katia Shannon, has been nominated for the EDA Award for Best Short Film by a Female Director at the Whistler Film Festival 2019, presented by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. The 12-minute short film stars Victoria Diamond (Bellevue, Game of Death) and Mark A. Krupa (The Wild Hunt, Rhymes for Young Ghouls).

In an interview with Jennifer Merin of AFWJ, director Shannon describes how the story of Standstill came to be:

"The film is rooted in fears and sensations I live with every day since my diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at age 15. Amanda reflects many of my experiences and transports the audience through the feeling and raw emotion of hypoglycaemia. Low blood sugar is intense and in order to go on with day-to-day life I hide that intensity. However, I had this feeling of growing urgency to tell this story and dive into those fears. I wanted to give myself and other diabetics a film that channels the feeling of being hungry to live and convey them for others to understand.

Amanda's relationship to her fish Howard also plays an important part in depicting her inner life. Howard the goldfish is a silent witness confined to his bowl, just as she is trapped in her car, as are the other drivers on the overpass. He's there to share a part of her reality, a reminder of love, home and hope. As she approaches the brink of giving up, he's something to fight for that gives her courage to continue."

Read the full interview here: http://awfj.org/female-gaze/2019/11/29/whistler-film-fest...

Synopsis: A fight to get through the gridlock becomes a fight for survival for Amanda as her body comes to a standstill.

Electronic Press Kit and Trailer available at: https://www.flyerfilms.org/standstill

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