Sam was 15 when his mother suddenly disappeared. Three years later, he goes looking for her with his half-brother Reed and his camera. They find her – but the meeting provides fewer answers than it raises questions: what does family mean? And motherhood? And what does it mean to confront your own and your family’s traumas? A story that is told with sensitivity and humour in equal measure. Franziska Viehbacher
Writer: Reed Harkness (Voice Over). Camera: Reed Harkness. Sound: Reed Harkness. Editing: Darren Lund, Jason Reid. Music: Roger Neill. Production: 2R Films. Producer: Jason Reid. Length: 87 min. International Sales: NA Distribution: NA
A self-taught filmmaker, Reed began making films at 18 and is now a Fellow of the Gotham Film & Media Institute. He was also awarded the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship in 2021. SAM NOW has won countless awards at prestigious festivals.
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