Before I Change My Mind
Who are you? A boy or a girl? Is a question that Trevor Anderson, director of Before I Change My Mind, knows well from his own experience. Robin, main character of this story, prefers to sidetrack others from this issue. No one here refers to Robin exactly as he, she or it; biological sex isn’t primary here. What matters is the experience of a person featured on the screen, and these aren’t easy, as often among teenagers. Let alone a teenage queer stories.
The 80s, with its stunning fashion and music are the background for ostensible outsider, who creates a strange bound with school troublemaker and bully. Making a risky choices to fit in, Robin has to answer themselves a question, what really matters.
🏆 Philadelphia Film Festival 2022 – Student Choice Award
🏆 Iris Prize Festival 2022 – Jury Prize, Best Performance in a Female Role in a Feature Film – Lacey Oake
🏆 Alberta Film & Television Awards (AMPIA Awards) 2022 – Best Scripted Feature
🏆 The Joey Awards, Vancouver 2022 – Joey Award, Best Principal Performer Portraying a Female in a Feature Film 9-11 Years – Lacey Oake
🏆 Calgary International Film Festival 2022 – RBC Emerging Canadian Artist Award – Trevor Anderson, Nominee
🏆 Locarno International Film Festival 2022 – Golden Leopard – Filmmakers of the Present, Nominee
Support provided by the Canadian Embassy in Poland
Trevor Anderson, Fish Griwkowsky
Vaughan Murrae, Dominic Lippa, Lacey Oake, Matthew Rankin, Shannon Blanchet, Rohan Khare, Jhztyn Contado, Milana Bochinska, Kaitlyn Haugen