Whispers of Life

screens: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 15:00
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 09:30
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Florian Halbedl
length: 
11min
year: 
2013
country: 
Canada

When disruptive and threatening bullies interrupt Tom's after-school safe haven, Charles, a stranger, actively uses Tom's imagination to challenge the gay teenager's thoughts of suicide.

Director Florian Halbedl will be in attendance.

Producer Joshua M. Ferguson will be in attendance.

 

Director's Bio: 
Florian Halbedl was born in Luzern, Switzerland in 1985. At an early age, Halbedl’s affinity and attraction to making films was clear while re-enacting scenes from various films with his brother and friends. Growing up in a small town in the Swiss mountains, the local cinema was a novelty for German-dubbed Hollywood movies. In 2000, Halbedl immigrated to Canada with his family. During high school in Toronto he became a dedicated member at the school’s Film Society, which sparked his interest in ‘foreign’ films. While studying Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, he shot his first short film for a Vertebrate Biology class. After switching one of his majors to Film Studies, Halbedl graduated with a double major in Film Studies and Medical Sciences and immediately began his professional career in Vancouver. Halbedl quickly realized that working with assistant directors would expose him to the knowledge and energy of filmmaking and has been working, as part of the assistant director teams, on shows such as Supernatural, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Once Upon a Time, and most recently Gareth Edward’s Godzilla. Halbedl wrote and directed the timely Whispers of Life, a dramatic magic realism short film about gay youth, bullying and suicide, which is currently screening at festivals internationally.