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 my 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* (World Premiere) (US), New Hampshire* (US), Leeds* (UK) & **, Norwich** (UK), North East FF*** (Newcastle) (UK); Cinefest (Sudbury) (Canada)****, New York Shorts**** (US), Burbank (US), Crystal Palace (UK), Ealing (UK), Cornwall (UK), DUMBO NY (US), Ealing (UK), Earl’s Court (US), London Lift Off (UK), London Film Week (UK), London Super Shorts (UK), Lonely Seal (US), Oxford (UK), Shorts Not Pants (Canada), World Of Film (Glasgow) (UK) [Accreditations *Academy/Oscar / **BAFTA & BIFA / ***BIFA / ****Canada Screen Award] //Director’s Library (Online Premiere), Director’s Notes