After finding a ladybug in the school playground, Dominique cares for the newly-found bug. In her classroom, Dominique is bullied by Jessica and Sam, who pick on her by tossing her ladybug, resulting in its death, and prompting her to seek revenge.
Emiliano Urquiza is a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker studying film production at the University of British Columbia. He is interested in directing narrative films that share insight on social issues.
Director / Writer
Pihu Gupta is a 3rd year film production student from India. She loves the process of filmmaking and interacting and learning about people with different cultures and backgrounds. She believes in the massive power of films to influence people and wants to use that to empower women around the world. She is interested in writing and producing good, emotional stories that influence people positively.
Shiun Okada is an undergraduate student in the Film Production program at the University of British Columbia. He is an emerging filmmaker with an eye for cinematography. For over a decade, his goal was to be a Director of Photography. His background, however, began from the technical side of film—learning the specifics of camera and lighting technologies, as well as software and computer programs that allowed him to explore visual effects. Through the creations in visual effects work, he continued to try and refine the art of both visually capturing and creating an image as well as learning to be a good storyteller.
Shiun is a 2nd-generation Japanese-Canadian who now works to investigate the human psyche and its influences it has on our mental health while using this non-western lens in his body of works.