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DEAR FRIEND, WHERE HAVE YOU GONE?

SHORT | DOCUMENTARY | 2023

A powerful story of one artist's determination to succeed as he uses art to overcome addiction and mental health struggles.

29m 03s | Digital | 2023

For Jayden Martin, art is more than just a hobby. It's his escape, his passion, and his lifeline. But as an artist in the small, rural community of Englehart, Ontario, Jayden's dreams of making it big seem almost impossible. Despite growing up with divorced parents and struggling with addiction, mental health, and suicide, he remains determined to succeed. "Dear Friend, Where Have You Gone?" offers a rare glimpse into Jayden's world as he navigates the challenges of small-town life and grapples with his own inner demons. This powerful documentary is an inspiring reminder of human resilience and the transformative power of art.

Synopsis

Awards & Selections
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Best Documentary Short

2024 Toronto Film Week 

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Long Short Nominee

2024 Alternative Film Festival

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Official Selection

2024 Junction North International Documentary Film Festival

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Official Selection

2024 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

Starring

Jayden Martin

Directed by

Nicholas Koscik

Produced by

Nicholas Koscik

David M. James

 

Cinematographer

Dylan M. Young

Editor

Eric Metzloff

Composer

James M. Findlay

Screenings & Events

Toronto, Canada

Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

September 27, 2018 | AGO Jackman Hall

Shorts Program

TBD

Toronto, Canada

Feel the Reel International Film Festival

Glasgow, UK

September 27, 2018 | AGO Jackman Hall

Documentary Program

April 24, 2024 | Online

Toronto, Canada

Junction North International Documentary Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

September 27, 2018 | AGO Jackman Hall

Shorts Program

April 21, 2024 | Sudbury Indie Cinema

Toronto Film Week

Toronto, Canada

September 27, 2018 | AGO Jackman Hall

Shorts Program

April 3, 2024 | Fox Theatre

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Official Selection

2024 Feel the Reel International Film Festival

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