Directed By: Karen Lam ⎥ Canada ⎥ 2019 ⎥ 1hr 30m
Willow Song, a recovering addict, is released on probation after serving her prison term for arson. She is struggling to get employment as a welder. Facing systemic racism and socioeconomic displacement, Willow’s new life on the outside is stymied by obstacles and pitfalls. Willow can’t escape the nightmares, as her own shadow self comes to life.
About the Director:
Karen Lam’s first short film as a writer/director (“The Cabinet”) won the NSI Drama Prize in 2006. She has since written/directed seven short films, a music video, “Very Bad Men” (2012) a true-crime documentary series for Investigation Discovery (US), a web series “Mythos” (2015) and three feature films — “Stained” (2010), “Evangeline” (2013) and “The Curse of Willow Song” (2019).
She has also worked in television for the SYFY series “Van Helsing” and two episodes of Simon Barry’s SYFY series “Ghost Wars and wrote and directed a short film tribute to Sandra Oh entitled “Sandra Oh: Inspiration” .