#B-DAY

A young girl prepares for her big fancy birthday party.

Creative team

Writer/director: Alessandra Jennifer Ross
Producer: Concordia University

Filmmaker’s statement

When I made this short film, I was in my first year at Concordia University in Montreal.

I was a new student, scared, and I didn’t have many friends. My creativity was not very developed. We had to do a short film for our final session for the first year and I had no idea what to do.

Then, one [night] I dreamed of a little girl’s party, but at that party this little girl was alone. I knew I had my idea.

Since I’m [from a] family of five children, I got my little sister (10 years old) to play the little girl. She was not that happy but we ended up having a blast!

This short film was really contradictory to my life because [we were a large family] we never had birthday parties where we were alone. It was fun creating this little world of loneliness.

About Alessandra Jennifer Ross

Alessandra Jennifer Ross

Alessandra Jennifer is a student in film production at Concordia University.

She runs a video and photography company called AJR Beluga.

With an interest in documentary, her intention is to help [species facing extinction] and understand more about these animals.

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