A wonderful character-driven short by Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Meysam Motazedi of Toronto-based Mad Amendments. Set amidst the city’s sprawling suburbs, “Toward You” tells the story of Shiva, an eccentric and tenacious teen determined to pursue her dream of becoming a socially-conscious slam poet. Passionate but short-tempered, Shiva’s only source of support comes from her deaf father who feels a mystical connection to her verses. Watch above and check out some behind-the-scenes images from the shoot below!


Rojan Molanian
Juan Jaramillo
Reed Johnston
Ramin Ahmadzadeh
Tonya Dodds

Written & Directed by Meysam Motazedi
Produced by Soledad Vega
Director of Photography: Peter Hadfield
Production Designer: Talia Missaghi
Edit: Alexander Farah
Associate Producer: Emilija Davidovic
Casting Director: Jesse Griffiths
Assistant Director: Micheal Kehren
Production Assistant: Sawyer Edworthy
1st Assistant Camera: Monica Meng
2nd Assistant Camera: Tom Wood
Key Grip: John Mauch
Gaffers: Julian Samuels & Nick Tiringer
Sound Mixer: Gorjan Veletic
Makeup & Hair Stylist: Charlotte Klein
Script Supervisor: Sally Jones
ASL Interpreter: Kerry Lee Finkle
ASL Coach: Braden Kenopic
Sound Editor/Designer: David Mesiha
Dialogue Editor: David Mesiha
Post Sound Mix: Paolo Amati
Colour: Technicolor

Produced with the assistance of the National Film Board of Canada – Filmmaker Assistance Program
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario (Ontario Arts Council)
A Mad Amendments production







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