I Don't Like Gardening

As Raven studies in the library, a fellow student, Bailey, seeks her out for guidance after receiving a "gift". In spite of multiple interruptions, Raven and Bailey search for a quiet space to talk and find solace in each other's company. Through an intimate conversation, Raven empathetically reassures Bailey, providing the support she needs to navigate her decision.

  • Emily Cronin
  • Geneviève Roy Griffin
  • Amelia Wilder
  • Nathalia Campos
  • Max Presement
  • Johanna Vandenberg
    Key Cast
  • Meeland Nicola
    Key Cast
  • JoanMarie Cronk
    Production Designer
  • Isobel Parks
    Art Director
  • Kylie Edwards
  • Max Presement
    Casting Director
  • Geneviève Roy Griffin
    Music Composer
  • Jazzer Pagdanganan
    Director of Photography
  • Cameron Rollins
  • Laya Mendizabal
    Camera Operator
  • Alex Rocio
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Allie Fripps
    Sound Recordist
  • Colin Duff
    Script Supervisor
  • Brenden Ferris
    DMT / Unit Publicist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,568 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Humber College
Director Biography - Emily Cronin

Emily Cronin is a 22-year-old hopeful filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario, currently enrolled at Humber College in the Film and Television Production program. Emily has shown a deep interest in filmmaking since she was quite young, working within the Reel Youth Film Program as well as Rogers TV before reaching post-secondary. Her specific interests within film production include directing, producing, and editing. In her time at Humber College, Emily has been granted the opportunity to write and create a personal short film, produce a documentary, and direct the upcoming studio drama, "I Don’t Like Gardening." Her dedication to filmmaking is unwavering, and she hopes to be able to continue forward with her work within the industry in the future.

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Director Statement

"I Don’t Like Gardening" is a poignant reminder of the power of women supporting women and the importance of being there for others when they need it most. Through their shared experience, Bailey and Raven demonstrate the unspoken bond that exists between women, one that transcends binary and circumstance and is rooted in empathy and compassion.