Fearless first-time filmmakers embarked on an intensive summer-long video production workshop and now show off their chops in the world premiere of Unsung Voices 7.
An introspective teenage daughter craves her mother’s love in any way other than materialistic. However, like a candle, she slowly burns out after countless attempts.
Lina Li (李德慧) has been fostering her passion as a film arts student in the Claude Watson Arts Program in Toronto and as a media manager of CAISA Fashion Show, the largest student-run fashion show in Canada. Li hopes to leverage the power of human emotions to create socially impactful films that will make her audience feel more connected, or simply less alienated.
Rose, a socially out-of-touch individual, problem solves in a way that is incomprehensible to the average person. An innocent promise, made between her and her best friend, ends up costing a life to fulfill.
Jessica Lee (이예지) was born in Korea and immigrated to Ontario where she has lived for a majority of her life. Having just graduated high school, she will be taking part in the Cinema and Media Studies program at York University. She is also a musician and a photographer but is currently focusing on her love for film.
Mal is living her best life this summer swiping right on all the cute boys across The Six. But will her mother’s incessant Catholic messages distract her from the next cutie sliding into her DMs?
Karla Villanueva Danan – anak of the diaspora – is a second-generation Pinay born and raised on Treaty 7 land. Across academic and artistic disciplines, Karla is most passionate about creating and holding space for Pinay/Filipinx diasporic stories. She is an avid practitioner of shine theory and cares deeply for community/collective healing and growth.
A darker romance explores the heated act of running away with one’s love and the stark reality of actual execution. Is passion alone enough?
Joshua Lang (蓝信义) was born in Vancouver, and hails from a background in advertising, having worked as a strategist and project coordinator before switching his focus to film. Lang hopes to contribute his deeply intersectional and unique perspective as a person of colour and member of the LGBTQ+ community towards telling raw, personal, and connective stories through the immersive medium of film.
Safa is terrified of being consumed by her own resentment and her father who has to swallow his pride to bring her back home.
Mariam Habib is a University of Toronto graduate, with a degree in Political Science. Habib was born in Peshawar, where her family had taken refuge during the Afghan Civil War, and raised in Toronto, where she irrevocably fell in love with filmmaking.