Farewell

A modest musician has a tour launch party and his manager arrives with some surprising life-changing news.

  • Mathieu Alepin
    Director
  • Mathieu Alepin
    Writer
    Roommates Or: How to Get Rid of Those You Hate
  • Stevie Jay
    Writer
    MyTV, The Arbuckle Academy
  • Stevie Jay
    Producer
  • Mathieu Alepin
    Producer
    Blood Empires
  • Mathieu Alepin
    Key Cast
    Ouvert/Ferme
  • Stevie Jay
    Key Cast
    Blood Empires, Reel Zombies, The Arbuckle Academy
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR Nikon D7100
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Toronto 48 Hour Film Project Festival 2014
    Toronto
    November 2, 2014
    World Premiere
    Official Film Festival Opening Film
  • The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2015
    Schull, Cork, Ireland
    May 23, 2015
    Selected for Screening at the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2015
  • Niagara Integrated Film Festival
    Niagara On The Lake, ON
    June 18, 2015
    Niagara On The Lake
    Selected as part of Telefilm Canada's Not Short On Talent for NIFF
  • Five Glens Arts Festival
    Manorhamilton, Ireland
    August 21, 2015
  • Muskoka Independent Film Festival
    Village of Rosseau, Ontario, Canada
    August 28, 2015
Director Biography - Mathieu Alepin

Mathieu Alepin is a screenwriter, writer, singer-songwriter, and director. He was born in Montreal and completed a B.A. in Creative Writing at Concordia University. He then moved to Toronto to do the comedy writing and improvising programs at Second City. His screenplay “Dream Babies” is currently a semi-finalist at the Eerie Horror Film Festival 2016. It was 1st Runner Up in Fantastic Planet Film Festival’s 2015 screenplay competition in Sydney, Australia. And it was selected to be in the StarGate Galactic International Sci-Fi- Fantasy and Horror film festival 2016 and also in the Fantasmagorical Film Festival 2016. His debut album, Seeds, was released in 2015. Seeds has laid-back organic acoustic and ethereal textures accompanied by thought-provoking lyrics that dig through the human condition. He directed, co-wrote, and co-starred in the festival touring short “Farewell,” included in Telefilm Canada’s ‘Not Short On Talent.’ He also co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in the short dark comedy “The Intervention."

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Director Statement

The rockstar boots a singer-songwriter must wear as he struggles to make his way up in the music business cause blisters and painful ankle disorders that add up over time to destroy the human spirit. As Colin struggles to make his passion a reality, many obstacles come into focus. His is the journey that never ends. As he plans his own going-away-on-tour party, his dream is in full view of coming true until his manager bursts that bubble and tries to instil his own truth about the matter. Colin’s music is unmarketable to the demographic that his manager has in mind. The tour is off. But Colin has gotten into debt purchasing the plane tickets to tour Europe and Japan. Colin is screwed. His music career is over before it even started. Colin is punished by the choices he made in life and must, like Sisyphus, roll the immense boulder of his musical endeavours up the hill only to watch it roll back down and repeat the action forever.