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The Crossing

In 2018, former paddle boarding coach Mike Shoreman was struck with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a rare neurological condition affecting his speaking ability, balance and mobility. Mike fell into a depressive state but rose to the challenge of retraining his brain so he could paddle board again.

In 2021, Mike Shoreman sets off on a journey across Lake Ontario, raising awareness and resources for youth mental health organizations, the Trevor Project, and the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

Over $50,000 has been raised.

​"During my journey I felt very alone... and I don't want kids to feel that way," Mike Shoreman.

Mike plans on crossing all The Great Lakes in 2022.

  • Monty Langford
  • Monty Langford
  • Monty Langford
  • Mike Shoreman
  • Mike Shoreman
    Key Cast
    "Mike (as himself)"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2022
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  • Miami International Film Festival (MIFF)
    United States
    November 16, 2021
    Miami International Film Festival
Director Biography - Monty Langford

Monty Langford started his film career in Toronto, Ontario, in 2018. He started working as a post-production Coordinator, working on projects such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, Hobbs & Shaw, and Monster Hunter. Monty later transitioned into working on the sets of short films and music videos, cutting his teeth as a PA, and part of the G&E teams. Soon after, Monty realized his passion for writing and directing, and has been building a portfolio to show the world.

Monty’s favourite film genres are adventure, historical, fantasy, and science-fiction, while saving some time for a good comedy.

"I love telling stories, and I love the hustle on set. I hope to one day make something as epic as my favourites and cause someone to cry like I do every time a Phil Collins song comes on in Disney’s animated Tarzan, from 1999."

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