The Violinist

When a homeless violinist desperate to get to her destination is confronted by a train inspector, she fantasizes that she's part of an old Hollywood musical alongside the passengers that ignore her.

  • Michael Lavers
    Director
    Joseph's Reel
  • Michael Lavers
    Writer
  • Josh Clapp
    Producer
    Lost Stars, Tiny House
  • Marisa Ricci
    Key Cast
    "The Violinist"
  • Dmitry Lopatin
    Cinematographer
    Queen of the Morning Calm, Teenagers, Freelancer
  • David M. Saunders
    Composer
    Gun Shy, Look the Other Way and Run, Earthy Encounters
  • Jeff Dimitriou
    Choreographer
    Schitt's Creek, UnREAL, Frankie Drake Mysteries
  • Alyssa Gismondi
    Production Designer
    Nail Bait
  • Olivia Youngblud
    Costume Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    16,424 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival 2020
    London
    United Kingdom
    July 22, 2020
    Winner - Best Director, Nominee - Best Musical, Nominee - Best Original Composition, Nominee - Best Production Design, Nominee - Best Costume Design
  • Music + Sound Awards 2020
    London
    United Kingdom
    July 21, 2020
    Nominee - Best Original Composition for a Short Film
  • Brazilian Monthly Film Festival 2020

    Brazil
    Winner - Best Director, Best Production Design, Nominee - Best Drama, Best Screenplay
  • Cift Film Festival of Toronto 2021
    Toronto
    Canada
    Winner - Best Composer
Director Biography - Michael Lavers

Michael is a British writer / director based in Toronto. His films have shown at festivals across the world, including Palm Springs, Galway, Cork, Rome, Toronto, LA and Aesthetica. His last UK short, Joseph's Reel, reached 900k views online in early 2020.

Michael is currently in post-production on two shorts, The Violinist and The End of the Line, and is currently developing the feature screenplay for Joseph's Reel.

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