Rendered mute by his autism, Gary spends his days racing remote-control boats with his little brother which creates stress for the boy’s father, a single parent who just wants his eldest son to get a job.
However, Gary’s condition conceals a powerful gift that goes beyond words.
Writer/director: Connor Gaston
Producer: Arnold Lim
To me, Godhead is an offbeat comedy about human isolation, particularly passing judgment on each other, especially people who are different. Intelligence can take many forms, which is something people too often forget.
Gary, our mute autistic protagonist, embodies this notion and reminds us that a person can be more than what meets the eye. The film also mixes the micro with the macro, contrasting a dysfunctional family unit with the unknowable cosmos.
About Connor Gaston
Connor Gaston is an award-winning filmmaker from Victoria, BC.
His work has screened at film festivals around the world including the Toronto International Film Festival.
Connor recently completed his first feature film, The Devout, which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival – one of Asia’s premiere film festivals. The Devout also earned Gaston the BC Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2015.
Connor holds an MFA in screenwriting from the University of Victoria.