Synopsis

A privileged young woman tries to find the compassionate higher ground when she is torn between the narcissistic insecurities of her former beauty queen mother, and The Queen, a mentally ill homeless woman who puts on regal airs.

Awards

WINNER – BEST SHORT FILM
Allegra Audience Choice Award, Milton Film Festival (TIFF Associated), 2019

 

Official Film Festival Selections

National Screen Institute Online Film Festival – 2019

Milton Film Festival – 2019

Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival – Mumbai, 2019

he Lift-Off Sessions – UK, 2019

Mental Filmness – Chicago,  2019

Cinema and You – Ukraine, 2019

MoziMotion – Netherlands, 2019

Weihnachtsfilmfestival – Berlin, 2019

North American Pay TV Rights purchased by ShortsTV Channel – 2019

Credits

Screenplay by Richard Scarsbrook
adapted from his novel Rockets Versus Gravity

Directed by Benjamin Rouse

Cast
Peggy Mahon – The Queen
Shannon Currie – Brandy Foley
Maarika Pinkney – Tiffany Foley
Sidonie Wybourn – Server

Produced by
Benjamin Rouse
Jeff Hanes
Executive Producers
Ann Ewan
Rob Ewan
Benjamin Rouse
Richard Scarsbrook
David Miller

Cinematography/Camera Operation by
Jason Providence

Edited by
Benjamin Rouse

Line Producer/Production Manager
Jeff Hanes

Production Designer
David Dennis Jr.

Art Director
Lucas Gordon

Music Composition by
Fred Yurichuk

Costume Designer
Olivia Youngblud

Sound Mix & Design
Kirill Belooussov

Colourist
Jason Providence

Visual Effects
Phil Prates

Casting by
Richard Scarsbrook

First Assistant Director
Connor O’Brien

Sound Recordist
Jeff Chapman

Key Hair & Make Up
Natalie Ward

Gaffer
Jason Bourke

Key Grip
Spencer Johnston

Production Assistant
Godwill Okot

First Assistant Camera
Andrew Richardson

Restaurant Scene Songs “Dear John” by Freddie Hubbard,
arranged and recorded by Mike Herriott,
Copyright © 2012, Herriott Music (SOCAN)

“Rodion’s Republic” composed, arranged,
and recorded by Mike Herriott,
Copyright © 2016, Herriott Music (SOCAN)

End Credit Song “From The Start” by Neon Bloom

Special Thanks to
Anton Potvin and Dailo Restaurant
Actra Toronto