Experiencing Interruptions?

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
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Hagena
    Key Cast
  • Carrie Drovdlic
    Key Cast
  • Wild Strawberries - Roberta Harrison
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 8, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
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  • Megaflix Film Awards
    United Kingdom
    September 2, 2024
    Official Selection
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 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 for his trailer 'Collider'. He is a published music producer and plays bass guitar in several bands.

His short documentary in 2023, 'Chad Valyear - Up From The Dark', received 9 awards, and was a finalist in several other festivals. His current animation project 'Miss You Mom' is touring the film festival circuit to reach a wide audience with his compelling story about grief.

He lives in 'a state of constant total amazement' in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with 2 cats, 11 fish, and 1 wife.

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Director Statement

In this relatable story about regret, "Miss You Mom" dives into a common experience we all share. It explores how deep love can be hidden beneath the surface of our emotions.

I hope this sparks conversation with your family and friends!