Maps

Upon learning a heartbreaking truth, a man spirals into madness on his drive home under the control of his navigation system.

  • Ryan Wibowo
    Director
  • Ryan Wibowo
    Writer
  • Darik Maurice
    Producer
  • Brody Maurice
    Key Cast
    "Sam"
  • Forrest Redmond
    Key Cast
    "Rob"
  • Emily Weir
    Key Cast
    "Maps"
  • Kenny Maclaughlin
    Director of Photography
  • Shane Pikelin
    Assistant Camera
  • Jacob De Hoop
    Sound Recordist
  • Darik Maurice
    Assistant Director
  • Victoria Logiudice
    Makeup Artist
  • Ryan Wibowo
    Editor
  • Ryan Wibowo
    Sound Editor
  • Jack Rudy
    Re-recording Mixer
  • Kenny Maclaughlin
    Colourist
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, thriller
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ryan Wibowo

Ryan Wibowo is a Toronto based writer and director. Originally from Indonesia, Ryan moved to Toronto to pursue his passion of filmmaking. Ryan is also an artist and musician, using his knowledge of visual arts and audio to make compelling films.

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Director Statement

"Maps" is a story about misplaced blame and how the mind can play tricks on you when you are vulnerable. The film takes place in a car, which symbolizes Sam's psyche. The challenge is to keep the audience engaged despite being boxed in. Brody Maurice's acting as Sam carries the film throughout, having most of the film built with tight shots of Sam. I think he did an incredible job of keeping it interesting and engaging. The script pushed DP, Kenny Maclaughlin, to experiment with lighting and shots. We used a combination of slider and handheld camera to make the best out of the confined space. The sound design is also crucial in making this story work. My approach was to combine realism and surrealism to really bring forward Sam's struggle. When I started writing the script, I knew having it all set in the car would pose some challenges. I think the whole team overcoming all those obstacles is what made this film worth making.