IT'S DESMOND (your misguided tour guide)

In a world of disingenuous wanderlusters, "IT'S DESMOND (your misguided tour guide)" seeks to reveal the truth behind world travel.

  • Daniela Di Salvo
    Dead North, James & the Fish
  • Desmond Ngai
  • George D'Amato
  • Desmond Ngai
  • Desmond Ngai
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    5 minutes 44 seconds
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    January 13, 2020
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Director Biography - Daniela Di Salvo

Daniela Di Salvo is a Canadian independent film director, writer, editor and cinematographer, best known for her short films Dead North and James & the Fish, the former of which was part of the official selection of the 2019 Toronto Smartphone film festival, where she won Best Emerging Filmmaker. Di Salvo is known for the inspired musical choices she showcases in her films and her ability to artistically convey emotion and movement on screen.

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Director Statement

Not all who wander are lost…well, maybe some.

Aesthetically, my vision for this mockumentary about a misguided tour guide was inspired by Wes Anderson’s symmetry and rich colour tapestry. Thematically, I wanted the ideas of exploration and whimsy to be subtle, yet engaging and fun. Niagara Falls was our playground, and though at times, its grandeur may be slightly upstaged by Desmond himself, its beauty and wonder is always within reach in the frame. We hope this film brings audiences a sense of joy, curiosity, maybe some absurdity, and a few chuckles along the way.