The Electricity in Me
00:10:24 Film 2022
Years after giving up her newborn son for adoption, a woman confronts her trauma and memories of the man she calls monster.
A portrait of Joan Stockdale, my Canadian birth mother, played by BAFTA Breakthrough, BIFA nominated and Screen Star of Tomorrow actor Ellora Torchia (IN THE EARTH, ALI & AVA, MIDSOMMAR). Shot on location in Punnichy, Saskatchewan (Canada) and Mile End, London (UK).
“Their stories would not seem out of place in an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale: pregnant women shuttered away, violently restrained during childbirth, banned from looking at their babies — and, finally, coerced by social workers into signing adoption papers.” The Washington Post
HollyShorts (Premiere) (Los Angeles, US)*, New Hampshire Film Festival*, Leeds International Film Festival*+**, Norwich Film Festival**, North East Film Festival***; Cinefest (Sudbury, Canada)****, New York Shorts (NYC, US) ****, Burbank (Los Angeles, US), Cornwall, Crystal Palace, DUMBO (NYC), Ealing, Earl’s Court, London Film Week, London Super Shorts, Lonely Seal, Northampton, Oxford, Shorts Not Pants (Toronto, Canada), World Of Film (Glasgow, UK) //Awards Best Film – London Film Week, Best UK Film – London Super Shorts, Best Actor – Cornwall Film Festival //Accreditations *Academy/Oscar qualifying / **BAFTA & BIFA qualifying / ***BIFA qualifying / ****Canada Screen Award qualifying //Online Director’s Library, Director’s Notes