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Seagrass

  • Canada| 2023| English| 115'| Colour
  • Director: Meredith Hama-Brown
  • Producer: Tyler Hagan, Sara Blake
  • Screenplay: Meredith Hama-Brown
  • DoP: Norm Li
  • Editor: Kane Stewart, Shun Ando
  • Cast: Ally Maki, Luke Roberts, Sarah Gadon, Hilary Hart

Award: FIPRESCI Prize, TIFF 2023 Most Promising Feature (National) Festival du Nouveau Cinema, 2023


Synopsis: Desperate to find a deeper connection in her marriage after the death of her mother, Judith, a Japanese Canadian woman, brings her family to a self-development retreat on a remote island. But when they befriend another interracial couple who seem to have the perfect marriage, Judith begins to recognize how irreparably fractured her relationship is. Meanwhile, their two daughters are plunged into a destabilizing world under the constant stress of their parents� crumbling relationship. In the end, the family must collectively face their most unnerving insecurities before they become permanently broken.


Directors Bio: Meredith Hama-Brown began as a director with Broken Bunny (2018). The short film won the Telus Sea to Sky Award at Vancouver, the Best Narrative Film at Las Cruces IFF and Best Film at the Future of Film Show. After Cosmic (2020) she was selected for the TIFF Filmmaker Lab and was awarded the Canada Goose Fellowship for her feature film, Seagrass (2023).


Sales Agent: Game Theory Films


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