MARIA SHIN -TIFF FILMMAKER LAB - 2021

I am applying to the Lab, as I said in my pitch video, because I am happy to introduce now, my current movie project, THE ACCIDENTAL BIRDWATCHER. (History/Biography/Romance). It is based on the life of my mentor, Michael Desbois Spencer, the founder of the Canadian motion picture industry. Looking forward to comments and questions in the Lab.

For the trailer, I attach an excerpt from my other project, ETERNAL SACRED LOVE. A historical romance in the Ancient Atlantis. Inspired by the woman they call "The Lady of Paris" and her Royal Husband. This clip reveals how I would approach directing a historical romance feature narrative film.

For more viewing, there are also clips available from my past film JOURNEY TO LITTLE ROCK. Please go to: www.journeytolittlerock.com

God bless.
Maria Shin. Producer/Director/Writer.

  • Maria Shin
    Director
    Journey to Little Rock
  • Maria Shin
    Writer
    Journey to Little Rock
  • Diana Demitro
    Writer
  • Maria Shin
    Producer
    Journey to Little Rock
  • Diana Demitro
    Producer
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 54 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Maria Shin

Canadian Producer/Director/Writer.
Bachelor of Science (Neuropsychology/Psychology) and Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University. Master of Social Work in Policy & Administration (Management) from Carleton University.

Producer/Director/Writer of JOURNEY TO LITTLE ROCK. (History/Family). The civil rights history of the Little Rock Nine and one of the "Nine" Minnijean Brown. TIFFKids Audience Choice Winner - Best Feature. Chicago International Film Festival for Children Audience Winner - Best of Fest. Screened in North & South America, U.K., Europe, Africa.

Current Movie Projects:

HEARTS AND MINDS. (History/Family).
The complete civil rights history of the Little Rock Nine teenagers. The six girls and three boys who desegregated a high school of 2,000 students in the southern U.S. on September 25, 1957.

THE ACCIDENTAL BIRDWATCHER. (History/Biography/Romance.)
Based on the life of my mentor, Michael Desbois Spencer, the founder of the Canadian motion picture industry.

A CHRISTMAS STORY: The Story of Saint Nick. (History/Family). The true Santa Clause story. All about the love of children.

ETERNAL SACRED LOVE. (History/Romance). A historical romance in the Ancient Atlantis. Inspired by the woman they call "The Lady of Paris" and her Royal Husband.

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THE ACCIDENTAL BIRDWATCHER. (History/Biography/Romance). Based on the life of my mentor, Michael Desbois Spencer, the founder of the Canadian motion picture industry.