Over the Hatch

Three boys on a quest to gain rooftop access in their new home. A shockingly true story.

  • Nevin Louie
  • Nevin Louie
  • Nevin Louie
  • Mark Horner
    Key Cast
  • Raiden Louie
    Key Cast
  • Nevin Louie
    Key Cast
  • Carina Torre
    Additional Cast
  • Fanny Sachet
    Additional Cast
  • Calder Dadoun
    Additional Cast
  • Raiden Louie
    Original Score
  • Emilio Hidalgo
    Original Score
  • Mark Horner
    Production Assistance
  • Maya Lach
  • Imogen Lapp
    Drone Operator
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental Mockumentary, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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  • Language:
    English, German
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Concordia University
Director Biography - Nevin Louie

Nevin Louie is a Montreal based filmmaker who grew up in North Vancouver, BC. Currently enrolled in Film Studies at Concordia University, he is determined to expand his knowledge of cinema. Nonetheless, Nevin is committed to making films amidst full time study; this includes an approach that embraces what's available around him. No matter the environment, tight budget, or limited time, he is committed to telling an authentic story. In fact, it is these very conditions that Nevin cites as his greatest sources of inspiration. His achievements include two year consecutive winner of Best Overall for "A Happy Ending" (2020) and "Getting Gizmo" (2021) in the Senior Category for the 48 hour Zoom Film Festival. Nevin's online portfolio is available at nevinlouie.com.

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Director Statement

"'Over the Hatch' is a film about following through on dreams no matter the odds or challenges. The theatrical and staged telling of this otherwise true story becomes a reflection of my intention to make a film no matter the circumstances. The quest for rooftop access and desire to make a film exist in tandem; one could not exist without the other. Through this process was also an embrace of filmmaking and my closest values around artistic creation; this includes the joy of collaboration, embracing imperfections, striving for an authentic portrayal, childlike curiosity, accessibility, and having fun during the entire process. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!"