The Catch

A FILM BY HOLLY BRACE-LAVOIE

Short Film – Quebec – 2017 – 14:46 min
Color | English with French subtitles | 1:85 | Dolby SRD

SYNOPSIS

The Catch is about a tough young girl named Morgan who loves fly fishing in the river near her home. She also likes boys. But boys don’t like girls who fish. Morgan can’t seem to reconcile her two interests. Will she have to choose one and abandon the other?

  • Berlinale – Generation Plus competition, 2017
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival – Mo&Friese, 2017
  • Palm Springs Internation ShortFest, 2017
  • Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival, 2017
  • Flickers’ : Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2017 *Best Editing First Prize (tied with La partiedirected by Alexandre Isabelle)
  • San Diego International Kids Film Festival, 2017
  • Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, 2017
  • Carroussel international du film de Rimouski, 2017 *Prix Carrousel Cégep de Rimouski pour le meilleur court-métrage adolescent
  • Aesthetica International Film Festival, 2017
  • International Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, 2017 *SPECIAL MENTION of the International Jury for short film for children
  • Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, 2017
  • QUEERSICHT Queer Film Festival, Switzerland, 2017
  • Queer Film Festival, Karlsruhe (Germany), 2017
  • Special Screening at the Somerset House, UK, 2017
  • Zubroffka International Short Film Festival, 2017 *Best Short Film for Youth 15+

CAST

  • Charli Birdgenaw
  • Billy Iliopoulos
  • Joseph Napolitano
  • Sara Bradeen
  • Nafsika Baloukas

CREW

  • Screenplay: Holly Brace-Lavoie
  • Director: Holly Brace-Lavoie
  • Production: Sarah Mannering, Fany Drew, Geneviève Dulude-De Celles (Colonelle films)
  • Cinematographer: Joseph Baron
  • Production designer: Anette Belley
  • Editing: Sophie Benoit Sylvestre
  • Sound: Gaëlle Komàr
  • Sound Design: Marie-Pierre Grenier
  • Mix: Bernard Gariépy-Strobl
  • Original soundtrack: Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
  • Color: Charles Boileau

After attending the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema on scholarship and receiving her BFA in Film Production, Holly wrote and directed The Same House a short film which travelled to international festivals winning some acclaim for screenwriting. Throwing herself in to production she worked as assistant director and producer on the big budget American films shot in Montreal, and continued writing her own songs, plays, and scripts. She currently works as a development writer crafting factual and fictional television. Most recently she created and directed the comedic web-series The High Note which has garnered a dedicated audience on-line. Her second short film The Catch produce with the support of Colonelle Films was selected to the prestigious Berlinale Festival in 2017. Holly is also writing her first feature film Motherload.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Catch – 2017

  • Berlinale – Generation Plus competition, 2017
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival – Mo&Friese, 2017
  • Palm Springs Internation ShortFest, 2017
  • Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival, 2017
  • Flickers’ : Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2017 *Best Editing First Prize (tied with La partie directed by Alexandre Isabelle)
  • San Diego International Kids Film Festival, 2017
  • Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, 2017
  • Carroussel international du film de Rimouski, 2017 *Prix CarrouselCégep de Rimouski pour le meilleur court-métrage adolescent
  • Aesthetica International Film Festival, 2017
  • International Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, 2017 *SPECIAL MENTION of the International Jury for short film for children
  • Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, 2017
  • QUEERSICHT Queer Film Festival, Switzerland, 2017
  • Queer Film Festival, Karlsruhe (Germany), 2017
  • Special Screening at the Somerset House, UK, 2017
  • Zubroffka International Short Film Festival, 2017 *Best Short Film for Youth 15+

The Same House – 2008

  • Festival De Cine de Granada – *Best Screenplay
  • Festival De Cine de Barcelona – *Honorary Mention
  • Brooklyn Short Film Festival – Official Selection
  • The Atlantic Short Film Festival PEI – Official Selection
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois – Official Selection
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