Film - International Independents Filmfest 2023


Directed by Sophie Jarvis


Director: Sophie Jarvis
Section: International Independents
Country: Canada
Year: 2022
Language: English
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Grace Glowicki, Alexandra Roberts, Quelemia Sparrow, Lochlyn Munro, Antoine DesRochers
18+ (no age rating)


A film about the incalculability that people of the industrial age prefer to suppress. But in wonderfully vibrant colors, the truth comes to light.

Robin works at a cannery in the seemingly peaceful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. One day at work, she notices what she believes to be an invasive insect that could threaten the livelihood of her entire town. Worried, she tries to convince those around her of the impending danger, but no one will take her (justifiable) warning seriously. Robin becomes increasingly alienated from her friends and family.

Meet the director


Sophie Jarvis

Sophie Jarvis attended Simon Fraser University, where she made the short film THE WORST DAY EVER, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. Since then, she has gone on to direct primarily live-action shorts, including MEDICAL DRAMA (Clermont-Ferrand, 2019) and COME TO YOUR SENSES (co-directed with Alicia Eisen). Her background as a production designer informs her practice as a director. Her first feature film, UNTIL BRANCHES BEND, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022.


Screenplay: Sophie Jarvis
Director of Photography: Jeremy Cox
Film Editor: Kane Stewart
Composer: Kieran Jarvis
Production Designer: Charlie Hannah
Sound design: Rémi Mencucci, Henry Sims
Producer: Tyler Sara Magali Gillon-KrizajMichela PiniOlga Lamontanara Hagan, Sara Blake, Magali Gillon-KrizajMichela PiniOlga Lamontanara
Production Company: Ceroma Films, Experimental Forest Films
Co-Production Company: Cinédokké
World Sales: TVCO