Private Project

why i hate the suburbs

A failed artist returns to his former home town of Hamilton, Ontario, to finally confront his stored paintings and his friends who have been housing them for years–thus completing his transition from painter to filmmaker.

  • Christopher Healey
    Director
    The Keno City Music Festival, 2018. Gold Fever, 2018. news from the future, 2017. A Spark in the Dark: Tinder Users in the North, 2016. The Grand Journey Here, 2015
  • James Healey
    DOP / Score
    Gold Fever, 2018. Through the Willows, 2017. Sundown, 2016. A Spark in the Dark: Tinder Users in the North, 2016.
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Structuralist, artist, paintings, contemporary art, critical theory
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 46 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Christopher Healey

Christopher Healey is an artist based in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.

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Director Statement

This autobiographical short film attempts to connect the practices of painting and documentary work, framed within a critical theory discussion. The result is a self-portrait of the artist that is fleeting, vulnerable and, perhaps, vindicating.