99 Express is a short dark comedy that follows Sam, a young girl whose best friend passed away. In order to move on she visits Hotel Maligne, a short term residency for guests to grieve. There she encounters a set of characters who help her along her journey.
Dide Su Bilgin is a Turkish filmmaker and editor in her 4th year at the University of British Columbia Film Production Program. She is interested in tackling the many aspects of film regarding representation of the intangible, whether this entails picking at the human psyche or illustrating narratives in regard to identity.
Dide Su is heavily inspired by animation and is curious about unconventional methods of filmmaking. As the daughter of two scientists, experimentation comes as a natural cause and effect.
Dide Su Bilgin
Director / Writer
Jenny Lee-Gilmore is a 4th year BFA Film Production student. Jenny has written and directed her first short film “Breakaway” as well as continuing her work in producing and production design. She also has interests in gender and critical race studies and aims to reflect that in her films. After graduation Jenny hopes to continue writing and directing and to hone her skills in production design.
Caid Dow is a film maker, photographer and visual artist. Born in Halifax, raised in Calgary, currently in her fourth year at UBC in Vancouver with a BFA in Film Production. As a writer, director and production designer she has recieved awards for both her documentary and fiction shorts. Including the H. Norman Lidster Prize in Documentary Filmmaking. Her works have been shown across Canada at festivals such as Whistler International Film Festival and Kingston Canadian Film Festival. She focuses on films that tell honest stories exploring topics such as gender and mental health.
She puts a strong and conscious effort into creating unique, colourful worlds through production design. Striving to make stories that not only make one smile, but encourage you to think a little differently.