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Freebird 810 1200 Forest City Film Festival

Description: A father must confront his inability to accept change as his son prepares to leave the nest

SWO Connection: I moved to Ayr Ontario from The Netherlands when I was 5 years old and have grown up in southern Ontario most of my life. It wasn’t until I moved away from the area for college that I truly gained an appreciation for the natural beauty and character of southern Ontario. With Freebird especially, I aimed to capture the deeply rooted character and soul that so many small towns in the area possess. This was especially important to me due to the rapid urban expansion that is happening all throughout the area with countless farm lands being built into identical and lifeless townhouse developments.

Running Time: 8 minutes