Don't Forget To See Your Father

Perry uncovers a CD left behind for him by his deceased father on his 18th birthday.

  • Nick Trusiak
  • Nick Trusiak
  • Vanessa Levia Beaulieu
  • Nick Trusiak
  • Johnny Graham
    Key Cast
  • Patty Keach
    Key Cast
  • Merker Miyagi
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Mike"
  • Kreg Weiss
    Key Cast
    "Perry's Dad"
  • Thomas D'Auteuil
    Director of Photography
  • Ji Won Jeong
    First Assistant Director
  • Elizabeth Skene
    Script Supervisor
  • Berri Freeman
    Art Department
  • Matthew Xanthoudakis
    Art Department
  • Vanessa Levia Beaulieu
    Art Department
  • Vanessa Levia Beaulieu
    Art Direction
  • Jérémie Scoulsky
    First Assistant Camera
  • Andreas KL
    Gaffer/Grip Electric
  • Philippe Racz
  • Mark Trusiak
    Production Assistant
  • Zachary Haller
    Location Supervisor
  • Nick Trusiak
  • Alex Corej
    Assistant Editor
  • Philippe Racz
    Sound Design and Original Music
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    17 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Hudson Film Festival
    April 14, 2023
    Official Selection "Ben's Screening Room"
Director Biography - Nick Trusiak

Nick was born on June 26, 1996 in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada. He began making movies with his brother and cousin at the age of thirteen and continued doing so well into his teens. He is a graduate from the Film Production program at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and currently works as a VFX Production Coordinator at MPC (Moving Picture Company).

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Director Statement

The germination of this film occurred by mere happenstance whilst haphazardly perusing a common online social news aggregate one morning. I stumbled upon a discussion thread where a man who was terminally ill was discussing ways to remain present in his son’s life after inevitably passing away. The idea was simple; create video recordings addressing eventual milestones his son would eventually encounter in life.

I had always wanted to tell a story that explored parental figures, and how their presence (or lack thereof) impacted one's upbringing. A very close friend of mine lost his father at a very young age and essentially became the man of the house in his teenage years. It truly intrigued me how he carried himself so maturely and unaffectedly. It didn’t seem like anything was off kilter when I first met him, but the wound cut very deep. Throughout the years, he became not only a dear friend, but somewhat of a father figure not only to me, but to all those around him. I truly wanted to understand how history shaped the man I grew to know.

We're all burdened with questions of how we will leave this world when our last breath leaves our bodies. Who are we leaving behind? How will this departure shape the lives around us? Is legacy predisposed, or controlled?

In the two years developing the story of this film I struggled with these questions, but it's completion has helped me come to terms with the answers. There is no blueprint, no script, no roadmap to ever prepare you for it. You just need to do the best you can.