Life is not going as planned for David, who finds himself compelled to return to his childhood home and live with his Ma with whom his relationship is both strained and complicated. Amidst mounting pressures from his work (or lack thereof) and personal life, David must find a way to cope with his opinionated, pessimistic, and sometimes irascible, Ma.

  • Gabriel Colome
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  • David Brigden
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  • Ethel Pitchford
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    Drama, Comedy, Family
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    14 minutes 38 seconds
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    June 15, 2018
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  • NSI Online Short Film Festival
    January 14, 2019
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Gabriel Colome

Gabriel Colome, born and raised in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada is a filmmaker, who holds two post-graduate diplomas in film, broadcast and media communications. His diverse set of skills range from directing, cinematography, producing, writing, and video editing. His career has seen him work with various clients, artists, production companies, both locally and internationally.

Gabriel’s passion is telling stories through the art of filmmaking. He has recently completed his debut short film “Ma”, and is currently developing a political satire series, and a feature film entitled “Seasons”.

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Director Statement

The short film I’d like to showcase is entitled “Ma”, a funny yet poignant story of a mother and son who have a strained relationship but come to recognize they need each other nonetheless.

The film, loosely auto-biographical in nature, has a deep meaning and connection to my relationship with my own mother, a single parent and immigrant to Canada.

Producing this film, my debut, was challenging as I held the reins of producer, director, writer, lead actor, and editor. I often found myself working well beyond my comfort zone.

I would like to enter “Ma” into festivals with the hope that audiences relate and reflect upon their own relationships with loved ones. This work represents my journey as both a filmmaker and performer. I hope you enjoy “Ma” and acknowledge my passion for the arts and storytelling.