Beat

Caleb is a dancer. He's also deaf. Caleb hears music through feeling—and when he meets Thaddeus, a local musician, he begins to feel a lot. A mutual interest in music (and one another) brings the two young men together. Sometimes, love doesn't have to be complicated.

Run time - 9:18

Created by Anastasia Szymanski, Pascale Potvin, & Tiffany Ledesma (all aged 20 at time of production, now 23)

  • Jared MacDonald
    Key Cast
    “Caleb”
  • Jeff McGilton
    Key Cast
    “Thaddeus”
  • Anastasia Szymanski
    Director
  • Pascale Potvin
    Writer
    Baby Fever, Can You Hear Me, Rapid Eye Movement, Walk of Fame, The Way It Isn't
  • Tiffany Ledesma
    Producer
  • Pascale Potvin
    Producer
    Preacher X
  • Jocelyn Lee
    Composer
  • Pascale Potvin
    Editor
  • Tiffany Ledesma
    Editor
  • Pascale Potvin
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Juvenis Festival KFPL Youth Shorts Showcase
    Kingston, Ontario
    Canada
    May 1, 2017
    Official Selection, Outstanding Original Content Winner
  • Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival
    Kingston, Ontario
    Canada
    February 10, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Kingston Canadian Film Festival
    Kingston, Ontario
    Canada
    March 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Union Gallery Video Screening Event
    Kingston, Ontario
    Canada
    March 21, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Airdrie Film Festival
    Airdrie
    Canada
    September 27, 2019
    Albertan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Romance Rules Film Festival
    Dubbo, New South Wales
    Australia
    February 14, 2020
    Australian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • PRIDE Queer Film Festival
    Scarborough, New South Wales
    Australia
    March 4, 2020
    New South Wales Premiere
    Official Selection
  • QueerBee LGBTQ Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    TBD
    Official
  • Bendigo Queer Film Festival
    Bendigo, Victoria
    Australia
    Victoria Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Louisiana LGBT+ Film Festival
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    United States
    United States Premiere
    Finalist
  • North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Bent Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival
    Sacramento, CA
    United States
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival
    Nassau, Delaware
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Low Budget Fest
    Online
    November 14, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Love Wins Film Festival
    Roslyn, New York
    United States
    April 30, 2021
    New York Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Together! Disability Film Festival
    London, England
    United Kingdom
    December 2, 2020
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand, Theatrical
  • Pomegranate Platform Inc.
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View
  • Fearless Streaming App
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand
  • QueerBee Streaming Service
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand
  • The Lift-Off Sessions
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director - Anastasia Szymanski