Drama - 12 min. - 2018
Synopsis: A mother and son struggle to make ends meet with only one ticket out of their predicament.
Director's Statement: On one level, this is a story of love between a mother and her son amid a socioeconomic struggle to survive and transcend their circumstance. Beneath lies another layer of meaning that speaks with equal relevance to the present day; the value of modelling for our children and future generations.
While the story points to the painful struggle of having to choose with only “one ticket out” of socioeconomic marginalization, it also points to core human needs and formative conditions of character. Opportune speaks with a voice of hope for a generation that has been judged and has now started to self-condemn. It counteracts the notion that millennials are the problem and brings the attention back to the parents. This story holds that character is not a result of how much we get but rather how we are loved and how much others believe in us.
2019 - Official Selection - Toronto Black Film Festival
Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor - Bohdan Turok
Written by Jennifer Irons
Executive Producer - Shannon Fitzgerald
Executive Producer - Jennifer Irons
Produced by Jennifer Irons
Nanni - Nadine Roden
Santiago - Ngabo Nabea
Gracie - Maia Bastidas
1st AD - Borys Shapovalov
1st AC - Jacob Wiebe
Gaffer - Ryan Richey
Gaffer - Austin de Vos
Sound Engineer - Nick ILiopoulos
Art Director - Vin Bolton
Makeup/hair/SFX - Julia Karmasin
Location Scout - Jennifer Irons
Data Wrangler - Jacob Wiebe
Original art - Pykotta
Original score - Darren Moore
Assistant Editor - Adrien Yiptong
Foley, Sound Mixing, Dialogue Editor - Aaron Price
Trailer coming soon.