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The Things You Think I’m Thinking

NARRATIVE | 10 – 15 MIN. | COLLEGE AGE, HEALTH CHALLENGES, HONORABLE MENTIONS, LGBTQ+

A gay burn-survivor and amputee goes on a date with a regularly-abled man.

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Meet the Filmmaker

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Named as The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Canada’s Rising Stars, Sherren Lee is a 2014 alumnu of the CFC Directors’ Lab and was selected as one of Women In View’s ‘Five in Focus’ Directors in 2017. She is the award-winning director of short film BENJAMIN (2015) and web series SOMEONE NOT THERE (2014). Her latest short, THE THINGS YOU THINK I’M THINKING (2017) has screened at over seventy film festivals across the globe, has won a dozen awards including the Oscar-qualifying Grand Jury Prize for Best International Narrative Short Film at Outfest 2018 and was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere for its world wide online release in November 2019.

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WHY THEY MADE THE FILM

“The piece was inspired by Prince Amponsah, who plays Sean, our protagonist. I wanted to tell a story that showed how he thrives. I wasn’t interested in a story that would reduce Sean to a character we pity nor chalk him up to a source of inspiration. I wanted to encourage empathy by showing the audience that Sean is just like us: we all have scars and demons whether or not they are as visible as Sean’s.”.

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