Seed (2018) is our next featured film on YorkFlix – our brand new online streaming platform for student films made at York U. Seed is directed by Tiana Dueck and stars Angus Maclennan and Aman Samra. We spoke with Ms. Dueck about her inspiration and process creating this experimental film.
How would you introduce your film?
Seed (2018) is a subjective daydream perspective film, reflecting on simple elements of everyday life and how the way we appreciate them is special to our own mind.
Seed premiered at The Laundry Room Theater in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and will be submitted to festivals in the near future.
What inspired you to make this film?
I was inspired by the poem Sunflower Sutra (1955) by Allen Ginsberg. “We’re golden sunflowers inside, blessed by our own seed”.
Is there anyone from your film crew that you want to collaborate with again and why?
All of them! My whole crew was sublime. I am grateful.
What advice or tips about resources can you give to York student filmmakers to make the most of their university film experience?
Enjoy all the free equipment and studios while you can.
Executive Producers: Dawn Rothwell, Chris Dueck
Creator, Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Tiana Dueck
Starring: Angus Maclennan and Aman Samra
Gaffers and Camera: Andrei Pora and Aman Samra
Art Department: Brittney Marvell, Lucas Treleaven, Tiana Dueck
Music: Tim de Caux
Special Thanks: Philip Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, and Marcos Arriaga