Glory Days

GLORY DAYS is the story of Tommy Young, a washed up rockstar who works in a guitar shop with his long time friend, Ty. Tommy refuses to accept the person he once was, not even acknowledging his own music. When a mysterious young woman starts to question Tommy on his past, he is finally forced to come to terms with the inglorious details of himself.

  • Kama Sood
    Director
  • Kama Sood
    Writer
  • Manan Sachdeva
    Producer
  • Smiely Khurana
    Producer
  • Kama Sood
    Producer
  • Ashwin Sood
    Producer
  • Michael Thoma
    Producer
  • Benjamin Ratner
    Key Cast
    “Tommy”
  • Laura Lyall
    Key Cast
    “Angel/Young Woman”
  • David Lewis
    Key Cast
    “Ty”
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Music
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Top Indie Film Awards (no screening)

    Best Actress Winner - Laura Lyall
  • Oregon Short Film Festival
    Portland
    United States
    February 23, 2020
    US Premiere
    Best International Director Nomination
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach
    United States
    October 11, 2020
    California Premiere (date TBD)
    Official Selection
  • Leo Awards (no screening)
    Vancouver
    Canada
    July 29, 2020
    N/A
    Best Student Production
  • Edmonton Short Film Festival
    Edmonton
    Canada
    October 18, 2020
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Kama Sood

Kama Sood is a Vancouver born and raised director. He is attracted to character-driven stories that are raw, humanistic, and get in touch with our emotional sides. His most recent short film, Glory Days, won Best Student Production at the 2020 Leo Awards, along with a Best International Director nomination at the Oregon Short Film Festival. His prior short film, The Bus Stop, won Best Student Film at the Whistler Film Festival, Best North American Short Film at VISAFF, along with another Leo Award nomination. Kama has worked internationally as well, currently in post-production is a child sexual exploitation awareness short documentary for Beyond Borders Canada, filmed on location in Phnom Penh’s most dangerous and poverty stricken neighbourhoods. Kama recently obtained a Bachelors Degree in Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University.

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Director Statement

I chose to direct this film because I'm fascinated by the stories of people being on top of the world, and then crashing and burning. I’ve always loved music dramas, Walk The Line and Bohemian Rhapsody to name a couple. I’ve watched The Dirt 7 times. In a way, I wrote Angel/Young Woman to be like me, I’ve always wanted to find a way to express my anger and get a sincere apology, but I feel I’m still looking for that. Angel/Young Woman not only expresses what she’s looking for, but gets what she wants. Working with this cast was absolutely incredible, I was fortunate enough to have veteran Vancouver actors, Benjamin Ratner and David Lewis. Visually, we primarily looked at the style of music dramas, our main inspiration was Whiplash. The green and orange tones, with blown out windows. I wanted a “vintage” vibe. I love handheld camera work, but I saved it for the emotional scenes. Production Design wise, I didn't want anything to look “modern”. Tommy and Ty are not people who hang out in a hip coffee shop in downtown, they have a guitar shop on the sketchy side of town and hang out in cheap diners. We see a lot of yellows and greens in the production design, a “grungy” feel. Glory Days is the product of various passions, views and themes that I am fascinated by.