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A thought-provoking science fiction drama about a conniving advertising executive who finds himself battling for custody of his own soul after he discovers that his alter ego is physically living his life for him.

Director:

Dany Gehshan

Writer:

Morgan Muscat
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ash Catherwood ... Jimmy Keenan / James
Vanessa Burns ... Elise Keenan
Paul Fowles ... Lloyd Buznik
Ginette Gaskin Ginette Gaskin ... Lexi
Robert Nolan ... Tom Braddock
Llyane Stanfield ... Florist
Dan Wooster Dan Wooster ... Motel Clerk
Christian Lattman ... Simon Ballister
John C. Warwick John C. Warwick ... Concerned Pedestrian
Laura Collu Laura Collu ... Office Receptionist
Brent Maybrey Brent Maybrey ... Bartender #2
Stephanie-Lynn Russell Stephanie-Lynn Russell ... Waitress
Richard Freitag Richard Freitag ... Cab Driver
Conor Walton Conor Walton ... Office Worker
Linda Matarasso Linda Matarasso ... Office Worker
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A thought-provoking science fiction drama about a conniving advertising executive who finds himself battling for custody of his own soul after he discovers that his alter ego is physically living his life for him.

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Taglines:

Do You Know Who You Are?

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 2010 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Soul Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 3,200 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Director Dany Gehshan was approached to direct the film after Producer Morgan Muscat saw Dany's first film work screened at the 2008 Mississauga Independent Film Festival. Dany accepted the role on reading the screenplay. See more »

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Excellent short film
1 March 2013 | by wezel2See all my reviews

Severance is about a selfish and spoilt individual who has lost sight of what is valuable in life in exchange power and money. He finds himself being plagued by his alter-ego who shows him what he has become.

Severance is a really excellent short film. The editing is tight, the acting is great, and the cinematography is excellent. The choice of music was really appropriate, with a great original score by David O'Hearn.

The story is quite thought provoking - how many people have managed to get into a position of power and have lost sight of who they are? This is addressed in Severance, and well covered to spite the short length (30 minutes). At no point do we feel that something is lost, or that a link is missing. It all comes together beautifully. Kudos to all involved.

The main character is well played and is really quite loathsome. We are relieved when he gets his comeuppance.

This film is living proof of how much talent we have in Canada.


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