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The vast beauty of Lake Huron’s coast mirrors the immense challenge faced by six-year-old Ellie and her brother Sam, as they prepare to move on after the death of their parents. This quietly contemplative film creates a powerful mood.

  • Jessica Petelle
  • Jessica Petelle
  • Jessica Petelle
  • Brad Turner
  • Elle Overholser
    Key Cast
    "Ellie "
  • Same Overholser
    Key Cast
    "Sam "
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    4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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  • Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
    March 10, 2018
    World Premiere
  • Canada Short Film Festival
    Saint John
    December 1, 2017
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jessica Petelle

Jessica Petelle (she/her) has over fifteen years of experience as a producer of award-winning independent film, television, music video, interactive and digital content for advertising and entertainment.

As a digital content producer, she recently worked with Merman to produce the award-winning interactive digital film OUTAGE for IBM. Other clients include work for Volkswagen, Comedy Central, GaiamTV.com, Fox, SyFy, BlackBoxTV among others.

Over the past several years, she has felt the embrace of the vibrant filmmaking community in Canada, dedicating time and talent toward international co-production. She has served as a production consultant on FOX’s WAYWARD PINES, and SYFY/SPACE Channel series BITTEN, as a Co- Producer for two seasons of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES for Viacom, and as a Co-Executive Producer for the newly released Netflix Original Series, V- WARS, starring Ian Somerhalder and Adrian Holmes.

Jessica marked her directorial debut with the award-winning short film ALL GOOD and premiered at Palm Springs Intl’ Short Fest. Her second short film ELLIE & SAM premiered at the Vancouver Women in Film Festival the following year. As an Executive Producer and Director of AGE OF DYSPHORIA, starring Laura Vandervoort and Gordon Pinsent, Jessica has brought her unique skill set of working in action drama television to the short film medium. AGE OF DYSPHORIA will be released in 2020.

Up next, Jessica will be working with Landmark Studio Group as an EP and 2nd-unit Director on a trilogy of action films and as an EP on SAFEHAVEN, a new series.

A graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Theatre and Telecommunications, Jessica was recently appointed to represent alumni in the music and entertainment industry on the board of the Indiana University Alumni Association LA. She recently completed the Women in the Directors Chair Career Advancement Module in Toronto and is a member of the Producers Guild of America serving on the International Committee, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Alliance of Women Directors, and Women in Film and Television (LA and Toronto).

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