I Can Explain

A young married couple; Kyle and Katie who move into a small Ontario town where everyone knows everyone's business, they soon become the topic of discussion especially after having their first newborn child. One day Kyle finds himself having done a horrible thing that he must now either explain to his wife or find a way to cover up and delay the consequences. Working against the clock and trying to escape the prying eyes of his neighbours he finds himself in the middle of the forest digging a grave. Things get even worse for him when two local women run into him but the nightmare doesn't end there, the day grows more complicated and confusing when he faces his wife.

  • Emorphia Margaritis
  • Emorphia Margaritis
  • Christopher Fernandes
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    Short, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Drama
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    7 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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Director Biography - Emorphia Margaritis

Originally from Greece, Emorphia Margaritis moved to Montreal, before calling Toronto home. Working as an actor she discovered her love for storytelling and decided to pursue a career behind the camera as well. As an emerging screenwriter/director, she aims to create real stories with honest characters about what it means to be human and what our world says about humanity.

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Director Statement

In this short dark comedy, my aim is to show how at times our perception and assumptions of people lead us to wrongful accusations. Presented in a comedic way this story gently satirizes a part of Canadian culture while simultaneously pointing out a greater issue that is found presently in many societies, assumptions leading to conclusions of who people are and what they are capable of without knowing the full facts.
The way in which this narrative unveils itself follows and reinforces these assumptions; this is done with intent to show the audience how the way a story is presented can result in one's wrongful vilification. It cautions viewers on how easily one could be tricked into believing an idea through the organization and manipulation of evidence. As well, the film’s theme circles around the idea of recognizing that there’s always two sides to every story and sometimes, even three. Another theme found in this story is how ‘outsiders’ of a community are viewed and often ostracized due to their differences.
All this is addressed in a playful tone with twists and turns of the narrative.