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, the 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 is not 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 the non-normative ones.

The 80s, with its stunning fashion and music, are the background for the ostensible outsider, who creates a strange bond with a school troublemaker and bully. Making risky choices to fit in, Robin has to answer themself 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


Trevor Anderson, Fish Griwkowsky


Vaughan Murrae, Dominic Lippa, Lacey Oake, Matthew Rankin, Shannon Blanchet, Rohan Khare, Jhztyn Contado, Milana Bochinska, Kaitlyn Haugen


Lyle Bell


Wes Miron


Canada 2022

running time:

89 minutes


feature film

Polish subtitles

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