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Deep Rooted

Documentary Short •  EN/FR  •  2023  • 33m • Supported by Ontario Arts Council and the NFB

Deep Rooted is a short documentary that dives into the mental health crisis facing farmers across Canada. Featuring four farmers from Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan in blunt, honest and authentic discussions of mental health and suicide in agriculture. Through interviews with researchers, crisis responders and advocates, the film analyzes how farm culture, gender roles and chronic stress have contributed to this crisis.

Director: Kylen McDonnell

Producer: Van Wickiam

Editor: Jessie Posthumus

Production Company: Public Space Productions

Poster by Jeff Chiu



Just for Today

Documentary Short •  FR  •  2024  •  Post Production • Supported by Portail VIH/sida du Québec

Produced in collaboration with the Portail VIH/sida du Québec, Just for Today explores art-making as an essential form of HIV/AIDS activism. A tribute to video art created by Canadian artists living with HIV in the 80s and 90s, Just for Today follows fashion designer Gabriel Drolet-Maguire as he prepares his next collection, which digs deeper into the history of his HIV+ community.

Produit en collaboration avec le Portail VIH/sida du Québec, Just for Today explore la création artistique en tant que forme essentielle de militantisme en lien avec le VIH/sida. Un hommage à l'art vidéo créé par des artistes canadiens vivant avec le VIH dans les années 80 et 90, Just for Today suit le designer de mode Gabriel Drolet-Maguire alors qu'il prépare sa prochaine collection, qui plongera dans l'histoire de sa communauté séropositive.

Director/Producer: Nancy Pettinicchio

Editor: Jessie Posthumus


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