TRANSFER

When a young man tries to help a suicidal woman, she uses him to reawaken her sexuality, leaving him to deal with the consequences.

  • Benjamin Rouse
    Director
    Royal Blood, Adam's Day
  • Ann Ewan, Rob Ewan
    Writer
  • Benjamin Rouse
    Producer
    Royal Blood, Adam's Day
  • Jeff Hanes
    Producer
    Royal Blood, Jackie Boy, O, Brazen Age, Girl
  • Kaelen Ohm, Spencer Macpherson
    Key Cast
    "Mary"
  • Spencer Macpherson
    Key Cast
    "Luke"
  • Jason Providence
    Cinematographer
    Royal Blood
  • Benjamin Rouse
    Editor
    Royal Blood, Adam's Day
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.9:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Benjamin Rouse

Benjamin Rouse is an award-winning filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. Working with various mediums and cinematic styles, he has a body of work which includes Sailing Around the World the series and the short films, Adam’s Day, which screened at film festivals internationally, and Royal Blood, which won Best Short Film at the 2019 Milton Film Festival. Through his production company Resolve Films, he has feature films and series in development.

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Director Statement

TRANSFER is about the movement of energy between people through both subtle and complex physical and emotional interactions.

Throughout our lives we sometimes struggle with emotions that feel overwhelming and appear to provide no way forward. I have lost friends to suicide and believe that it is important to explore this action in a non-judgemental manner. We need to remove the stigmas associated with severe depression and the associated feelings of hopelessness. I often wonder if my friends would have found solace in talking about their feelings with others struggling with similar emotions. It's something that I consider often. I hope this film will provoke conversation and help people feel less alone in their time of need.

Benjamin Rouse (director)

Note from the writers/executive producers:
When my husband Rob was at university, he saved a woman from drowning herself in Lake Ontario. He talked her out of it and walked her home, and the night ended in his first sexual experience, one that he felt he had no control over. The experience has coloured the rest of his life and he still struggles with suicidal depression. He's hoping that in telling his story, and the way he believes (and sometimes wishes) it could have ended, he can reach out to others and maybe some good can come of the random, explosive event that changed his life.

Thanks for considering our film.
- Ann & Rob Ewan