Jane Doe Box Art image
  • British-Columbia
  • 9 min. 14 sec.
  • Katrin Bowen
  • Ava Markus, Emily Delahunty, Julie Lynn Mortensen
  • Drama

A woman, torn with a big decision, flees her apartment in the middle of the night to rendezvous with wise 9-year old girl named Emy and an A.I. deer named Jane. What unfolds from there, changes her reality forever.



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Logline

Jillian needs to make a major life change. An indestructible CGI deer named Edgar becomes her guide.

Synopsis

A recently engaged Jillian is doing everything possible to distract herself from reality. In search of some much needed space, she spends the night at her best friend Natalie's place. Pulling an all-nighter playing Grand Theft Auto V with her best friend’s daughter (Emy), Jillian becomes enchanted with an indestructible deer, Edgar Allen Doe, that’s trapped in the video game. As her holographic obsession deepens, it begins to unravel her 3D reality. When the sun rises, everything has changed.


Links

Facebook Page
CBC Spark Feature on Edgar
Visual Artist Brent Watanabe's Website
Louis CK on Technology + The Forever Empty

Created By

Julie Lynn Mortensen
Julie Lynn Mortensen
British-Columbia

Drama
All Audiences
10 minutes
$10,000

Team

Our team is like the CGI deer that inspired this film: Purpose-Driven, Passionate & Indestructible. To Storyhive and to you, we offer our experience, our dedication to excellence, and our gratitude. Run with us.

Julie Lynn Mortensen

Julie Lynn Mortensen
British-Columbia

Project Lead

Katrin Bowen

Katrin Bowen
British-Columbia

Director

Ava Markus

Ava Markus
Alberta

Writer, Actor, Producer

Character Breakdowns

Community Connections

LOCAL COMMUNITY

LOCAL COMMUNITY

We want to connect with and support the local community in a tangible way. We aim to do this by initiating a Female Directors Screening Night at a local Vancouver theatre. We'll produce a full night of short films directed by women, inviting other Storyhive funded projects to join us. We then have a secret (not so secret) plan to pitch the entire program across Canada to independent theatres. #INVOLVE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

Supported by Katrin Bowen's existing connections to Film Festivals worldwide, we want to apply to top choices: TIFF, Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance, as well as esteemed short film festival Clermont Ferrand & others. #IMPACT

THEMES THAT UNITE US

THEMES THAT UNITE US

THE DEER artistically investigates themes of longing, loneliness, and technology in our world today. The effects of LCD Screens + technology on our relationships, children, and selves; and how these advancements enhance + mute the wonders of life. With no intention to label it good or bad, we aim to authentically #REFLECT what we see in ourselves and our community. (Check out Louis CK's THE FOREVER EMPTY on YOUTUBE if you feel like crying + laughing at the same time).

INVOLVE OUR MEDIA

INVOLVE OUR MEDIA

We want to give our local media the information they need to provide engaging coverage. We'll create a homebase website for THE DEER as a selling tool and pitch a full media kit to all relevant media outlets during filming & later in distribution that includes: stills, b-roll, interviews, press days & behind-the-scenes EPK. This will also increase reach to our potential audiences + specific communities of interest: gamers, visual artists, emerging female filmmakers. #REPRESENT

Audience

Promo Plan