Director Notes: Roz Owen
My themes often involve outsider characters and creating situations where their voices break through. Certainly, growing up seeing films where women were the love interest, made it clear for me that my female characters must drive the story.
Look Both Ways: Synopsis
Her mum is dead, her dad is reborn and the girl next door is making life hell. LOOK BOTH WAYS is seen through the eyes of a defiant 10-year-old misfit, Vivian Cubbage, whose family emigrates from a small town in Yorkshire, UK to small-town Canada. Definitely dark and excruciatingly humorous, it is a story of how Vivian copes with the accidental death of her mother and her father’s rebirth as a fundamentalist Christian. Unable to deal with her new born-again dad, Vivian fights to get her ‘old dad’ back again. In the process she finds the courage to be herself while under incredible pressure to conform. Peering into huge life questions through the eyes of an odd-ball child, LOOK BOTH WAYS is a tale of resilience and courage.Seeking Canadian/UK co-production partners