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Portrait of a Dream

A young man sketches a woman he sees in a dream and tries to remember where he has seen her in reality.

  • Matthew Hood
  • Matthew Hood
  • Nikhil Kumar
    Director of Photography
  • Graydon Eskowich
    Key Cast
  • Vanessa Prevos
    Key Cast
  • Petra Squirra
    Key Cast
  • John Olayvar
  • Giovana Nabarrete
  • Bella Petrovitch
    Assistant Camera
  • Matthew Hood
  • Austin Hawreschuk
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Neo-Noir, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Regina
Director Biography - Matthew Hood

Matthew Hood is a young filmmaker from Saskatchewan, Canada who discovered his love for filmmaking at a young age. He currently attends the University of Regina with a major in Film Production in pursuit of success in the field of his childhood passion.

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Director Statement

Portrait of a Dream is a film based on the idea that every face a person sees in their dreams corresponds to a face they have seen in reality. I came up with this concept shortly after waking up on a summer afternoon, staring at the ceiling. Originally I had planned for this concept to come to life through a romance film, similar to Pink•ish, but it felt too cliche. I have wanted to work within the neo-noir genre for a while, and thought bringing the film into that genre would make it more interesting and unique. So, here it is now, completely created and cast by university students.