Save Yourself was inspired by a love for Tofino, British Columbia and a desire to make a romantic comedy about surfing. Created through the Telus Storyhive initiative, Save Yourself stars Michelle Morgan (Heartland), Travis Milne (Rookie Blue), Sergio Osuna (The Magicians) and Fiona Vroom (Snowpiercer).
Medano Films' debut film, "Mi Madre, My Father", directed by Michelle Morgan IS Now screening online at the National Screen INSTITUTE Short Film festival. Michelle was HONOURED to receive the Best Female director award at the Vancouver Short film festival and the filmakers award the the Lakeshorts film festival in 2019.
MEDANO FILMS FOCUSES ON STORIES THAT CONNECT PEOPLE THROUGH OUR COMMON IMPERFECTIONS AND INSPIRE LAUGHTER, EMPATHY AND A SHARED HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
MI MADRE, MY FATHER
Facing neglect and abuse at home, six year old Valentina relies on her street smarts and a compassionate neighbour to survive. MI MADRE, MY FATHER was selected by Telefilm Canada for the Not Short On Talent Corner at Cannes Film Festival this past May 2018.
A women tries to reconnect with her ex by taking a surf lesson, but ends up learning how to move on in life instead. SAVE YOURSELF received funding through the Telus creative initiative, STORYHIVE.
Medano Films was founded in 2018 by actor and filmmaker Michelle Morgan. Michelle is best known for her leading role in CBC's hit drama "Heartland". MI MADRE, MY FATHER is Michelle's directorial debut. She is currently completing her second short film, SAVE YOURSELF, a romantic comedy about surfing and self-discovery. SAVE YOURSELF, a proof concept film, is the seed for a feature length.