Director Biography – Ian McGillivray (APPREHENSION)

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Ian McGillivray is a short film director/producer who completed his Advanced Diploma in Broadcasting & Film at Centennial College in 2017. He has been in the industry for just over a year with experience producing several short films such as Man on the Bench, in 2017, and music videos for Toronto indie artists. Ian co-founded his production company Lost in Nostalgia, based in Toronto Canada in late 2016. Apprehension is his directorial debut outside of education, which will be the stepping stone for his path as a young artist.

Director Statement

Apprehension is very much a personal project that has provided a backdrop for my personal struggles with anxiety. My goal was to portray anxiety in its different forms when it’s at its worst to when it’s most mellow.

The characters of my films have a consistency to struggle with trauma on either a psychological or physical level. I wanted to visually represent the feelings of my anxiety through the face of a woman to show the fragile beauty of Apprehension. This represents a very relatable subject to many.

Short Film: APPREHENSION, 3min., Canada, Experimental

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A visual representation of a women’s anxiety in it’s day to day form.

Apprehension is the concept of fear, anxiety, and nervousness. That sick feeling you get in your stomach. This is what many feel through everyday life. A constant reminder of how our minds are the most powerful force in our body. This same feeling is revealed through visuals of beauty, calmness, and static posture. Inserts of uneasiness, things that represent what we fear, and tools of escapism will contrast with our current state of mind.

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