The River

A conflicted teenager comes face-to-face with the cruel reality of her parent’s uncommunicative divorce.

  • Jack Grant-Roberts
    Notice Me
  • Jack Grant-Roberts
    Notice Me
  • Jack Grant-Roberts
    Notice Me
  • Diego Navarro
    Director of Photography
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  • Rowan van der Marel
    Production Designer
  • Kai Lewis
    Assistant Director
  • Emily English
    Casting Director
  • Clara Alexandrova
    Key Cast
  • Dora Wooten
    Key Cast
  • Russell Porter
    Key Cast
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    Horror, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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Director Biography - Jack Grant-Roberts

Jack Grant-Roberts is a nineteen-year old Vancouver born independent filmmaker.

He is a self-taught individual with a motivated passion for directing, screenwriting, acting, cinematography, editing and music composition. Jack has attended acting classes for over 7 years at Shoreline Studios and First Step Actor's Workshop.

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Director Statement

The River is a chilling depiction of divorce and its effects on children. The film grapples with mental illness and how parents can use it to their advantage. I wanted to create an intimate story that shared my experiences with uncommunicative parents. The river itself is a metaphor for the destruction, division and pain caused to Ellie. In a way, Ellie's hallucinations are the roots of her parent's neglect.