I'm Not Gone

Monica, a self-proclaimed loner, must help the ghost of Edgar after his sudden death leaves some loose ends. The pair set out the find Violet, the love of Edgar's life, to try and find a way to make things right. They plan to go to her church in hopes that Violet will be there. After finding Violet, disturbing facts are revealed about Edgar's past. Leaving Monica with a tough choice, help her new friend, or take back her life.

  • Matthew Herst
    Director
  • Matthew Herst
    Writer
  • Liam McClurg
    Producer
  • Cassandra Naud
    Key Cast
    "Monica"
  • Sebastian Wilkins Ortiz
    Key Cast
    "Edgar"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 28 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    4,740 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Matthew Herst

Writer/Director Matthew Herst has been passionate about telling stories since he started speaking. With “I’m Not Gone” he wants to tell a story about seeing the world through other’s eyes, following the character of Monica as she tries to help the ghost of Edgar reunite with his true love, Violet.

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Director Statement

When initially creating I'm Not Gone, I wanted to tell a story that feels real, despite the supernatural elements that are introduced through Edgar. The idea of crafting an unconventional and rocky partnership appealed to me and opened up a lot of dramatic opportunities, and even allowed for some small moments of humor. In the end, this structure allowed me to create a compelling story with a diverse cast of characters that are all unique and emotionally diverse.