Despite the Vancouver Grizzlies’ six-year existence ending in 2001, documentarian Kathleen S. Jayme remains a huge Grizzlies fan — even more than the team’s poster boy Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, who after criticism and career-ending injuries left the sport and the media spotlight when he was forced into retirement.
Seventeen years later, Jayme sets out to track down her hard-luck hero, fuelled to redeem both herself and him from crushed dreams, and to reconsider one of the city’s most maligned sports figures. -KE
Kathleen S. Jayme, Bryant “Big Country” Reeves
Kathleen S. Jayme (in attendance)
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Kathleen S. Jayme is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker who is passionate about telling meaningful and personal stories. From 2012-2016, Kathleen worked at the National Film Board of Canada where she coordinated and oversaw over thirty documentaries, animations, and digital projects through all stages of production. Jayme is a fellow of the 2016 Inspirit Foundation’s Story Money Impact program, the 2017 Hot Docs Documentary Channel Doc Accelerator program, and the 2017 Telus Storyhive Banff World Media Festival program. Reel Asian screened Jayme’s last short film, Paradise Island (2015), which was about Boracay Island in the Philippines and the local children who make sandcastles for money.
2018 Vancouver International Film Festival