Mahée Merica - 7'30"
(United States, France)
MEMORY is a psychological thriller exploring memories, familial relationships and what leads to crime. Crystal lives with her mentally unstable brother John. John killed Crystal's husband years ago, but thanks to a very strong medication he now can live under his sister's guardianship. Yet, he becomes more and more agressive towards Crystal who believes that it is due to reminiscences of his crime. She thus has to fall back on a hypnotist to change John's memory. But as the hypnotist works with John, she discovers that the truth is way more complex than the official story.
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Mahée Merica is a Young French Screenwriter and Director. She grew up in France where she used to be a member of the French National Fencing Team U-17 before moving to Montréal, Canada for her studies at McGill University in Fall 2013. There, she obtained a degree in Arts, (Major: Cultural Studies, Minors: Political Sciences and Sociology). Mahée has always been writing stories, but she only started to write scenarios and shoot movies during her second year university in 2015. From then on, she never stopped writing and shooting short films with the limited means she had at her disposal. Passionated about movies, she often writes, directs and edits her shorts and shoots them for almost not money with some friends of hers. UN SIGNE is her 3rd short film and has been selected to multiple festivals and won the Audience Award at the International Aword Indie Short Film Festival . A few months after shooting it, Mahée has been selected to direct a short film in less than a week during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The final result, MEMORY has been screened at Cannes and won the Creative Minds Award for Best Screenplay and the Creative Minds Award for Best Editing. Mahée is very adventurous, curious and creative and never hesitates to take the challenges the cinematic industry offers her. She is currently working as a first Assistant Director on a feature film produced in Montréal and in the process of writing her first feature film. She is aspiring to join a film school in 2018 to pursue her dream of becoming an indie filmmaker.
Creative Mind Challenge
MEMORY has been written, shot and edited over the course of a week. The whole crew met at the beginning of the week and from then on had seven days to write the story, cast the actors, find the location, shoot and edit the movie.