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Virtual Exclusive 


April 22-25th, 2022    

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Canada I 15 mins I Thriller I 2021 I English


Sriyani, an idealistic and overtaxed Sri Lankan-Canadian
social worker, is a counsellor at a telephone help line. She has built her life around helping others, but often at the expense of herself and those closest to her.


So who is going to defend Sriyani when she is hypnotized by a caller on the phone tonight?

This film plays with the A MATTER OF SURVIVAL shorts program online. 

About the Artist

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Cavan Campbell was raised on Prince Edward Island, Canada by his Island father a painter and his Sri Lankan mother a writer. Introduced
first to those arts independently, filmmaking proved the natural synthesis of these early loves. 

Cavan’s films have screened and been awarded on three continents. His previous film HANGNAIL was lauded by Academy Award®-winner Paul Haggis as “very powerful, wonderful filmmaking”.

He has worked for nearly 20 years in film & TV production, a contributor to international feature films (It, xXx: Return of Xander Cage), series television (Star Trek: Discovery, Heroes Reborn), and commercials.


Making his home in Toronto, he is a member of the
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

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