Miss You Mom

Kelsey and Julian meet Marcella, an odd antique store owner, who overhears Kelsey's regrets about her mom. Marcella offers her a mysterious building permit contained in a curious wooden box. The permit allows them to build anywhere they want, up to an astonishing 68 floors high. They start building the house as described in the permit, much to Julian's dismay. But what may be driving the insane construction may be something Kelsey has yet to realize about her mom's death.

  • Steve Sugarman
  • Steve Sugarman
  • Steve Sugarman
  • Miriam Korn
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  • Thomas Hagena
    Key Cast
  • Carrie Drovdlic
    Key Cast
  • Wild Strawberries - Roberta Harrison
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
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Director Biography - Steve Sugarman

Somewhere between light and sound, there is Steve. A multimedia artist from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Steve has several decades of work circling around photography, video, web, music - and most recently - 3D animation.

Starting photography when he was only 11 years old, he has grown that love to being recognized as a Hollywood nominated director. He is a published music producer and plays bass guitar.

He is also a lepidopterist, known especially for his conservation work with the monarch butterfly and other insects in North America.

He lives in 'a state of constant total amazement' in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with 3 cats, 11 fish, and 1 wife.

"Almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. Only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement." - Patricia (Meg Ryan) in Joe Vs. Volcano (1990)

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Director Statement

What started off as a funny dream for me quickly blossomed into a short story about something we all deal with, regret. 'Miss You Mom' is a short journey into this reality we all face, and how extreme love can be deeply hidden in the veil of grief.

This film is available in 14 subtitled languages: Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. Please inquire.