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How To Find Yourself

A poignant docu-drama that explores the hardships of coming-of-age.
5/5

Review

Directed by Brian Petchers, ‘How to Find Yourself’ is a short docu-drama that showcases the coming-of-age recollections from a group of young adults. Starring an ensemble cast, with voice-over narration, the film highlights the lived through experiences tackling regret, identity, missed opportunities, mental health, young love and conflict. The film’s fast-paced narrative, combined with the artistic imagery, results in compelling and poignant viewing that is certain to leave a mark on the viewer.

Throughout the 3-minute film, we hear the voices of youth – looking back at their turbulent transition from adolescence to adulthood. The entire cast deliver captivating tales that is certain to strike a chord with the audience. The film is constructed of super 16mm cinematography (Dan Kenny), which gives the film an edgy cinematic feel. The subjects’ honest collections are sincere, absorbing and will be a benefit to those in that all-consuming transition period.

Brian Petchers has crafted a beautiful piece of filmmaking that deserves high praise and acclaim. The adept post-production and visual cinematography is awe-inspiringly spellbinding. The music production is equally commendable and is paramount in securing the tone and the emotional underbelly of the narrative. ‘How to Find Yourself’ is tastefully orchestrated with a fair mix of diverse individuals to hear from. A captivating doco-drama that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

The film explores a young adult group’s path to self discovery while struggling to maintain mental health. In a collection of interviews we discuss themes of living with anxiety, regret, and the importance of understanding identity.
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Director(s): Brian Petchers
Writer(s): Brian Petchers, Dylan Owen
Cast: Alexandra Chelaru, Ashley Cortes-Ose, Christopher Swinton, Dylan Owen, Jimmy Levar, Kane Spear, Kelly Mulvihill, Marko Christie, Nick Harrison, Rachel Kent, Unique Davey
Producer(s): Brian Petchers, Dylan Owen
Director of Photography: Dan Kenny
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How To Find Yourself

A poignant docu-drama that explores the hardships of coming-of-age.
5/5

Review

Directed by Brian Petchers, ‘How to Find Yourself’ is a short docu-drama that showcases the coming-of-age recollections from a group of young adults. Starring an ensemble cast, with voice-over narration, the film highlights the lived through experiences tackling regret, identity, missed opportunities, mental health, young love and conflict. The film’s fast-paced narrative, combined with the artistic imagery, results in compelling and poignant viewing that is certain to leave a mark on the viewer.

Throughout the 3-minute film, we hear the voices of youth – looking back at their turbulent transition from adolescence to adulthood. The entire cast deliver captivating tales that is certain to strike a chord with the audience. The film is constructed of super 16mm cinematography (Dan Kenny), which gives the film an edgy cinematic feel. The subjects’ honest collections are sincere, absorbing and will be a benefit to those in that all-consuming transition period.

Brian Petchers has crafted a beautiful piece of filmmaking that deserves high praise and acclaim. The adept post-production and visual cinematography is awe-inspiringly spellbinding. The music production is equally commendable and is paramount in securing the tone and the emotional underbelly of the narrative. ‘How to Find Yourself’ is tastefully orchestrated with a fair mix of diverse individuals to hear from. A captivating doco-drama that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

The film explores a young adult group’s path to self discovery while struggling to maintain mental health. In a collection of interviews we discuss themes of living with anxiety, regret, and the importance of understanding identity.
How to Find Yourself Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Brian Petchers
Writer(s): Brian Petchers, Dylan Owen
Cast: Alexandra Chelaru, Ashley Cortes-Ose, Christopher Swinton, Dylan Owen, Jimmy Levar, Kane Spear, Kelly Mulvihill, Marko Christie, Nick Harrison, Rachel Kent, Unique Davey
Producer(s): Brian Petchers, Dylan Owen
Director of Photography: Dan Kenny
Animation:

IMDb Page

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