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Parkdale Dreams

Parkedale dreams is a short film that portraits the ambiguous underground lifestyle of one of the most iconic and rough neighbourhoods of Toronto, Canada. This neighbourhood has been transitioning through a process of gentrification that allows to perceive the ambivalence and the multi-faceted realities of its dwellers. This short film intends to expose the importance and the impact of mental health awareness.

  • Jerusa Leão
  • Jerusa Leão
  • Jerusa Leão
  • Juana GoGo
    Key Cast
  • Jerus Nazdaq
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    drama, doc, experimental, short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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Director Biography - Jerusa Leão

Jerusa Leão, director and producer of Parkdale Dreams is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dj producer and independent short film director. Based on her multidisciplinary attributes, Jerusa enjoys combining multimedia art as her way to express her creativity.

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Director Statement

Parkdale Dreams was spontaneously created during an afternoon walk in Parkdale right after a photoshoot I was helping produce. the lighting was good and though we could take advantage of the few props and the camera I had with me. I proposed Juana, my parent in crime to wonder around the streets as if she was looking for something. She created the character immediately . It all felt very natural.