Lily is a long-suffering insomniac, trapped between a traumatic past and an uncertain future. Her best friend Emma pulls Lily from her seclusion for Emma's first art exhibition. During that evening, Lily will have to confront Edgar, a mysterious man, and reconnect with her old friends Emma and Jansen. At the end of the night, nothing will remain the same. Lily must make the decision to either move forward with her life, or stay mired in the past.
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Follow our journey in the making of "Take Me Home" #takemehomeshort
January 20, 2016
Official digital release of "Take Me Home"!!!
Today we have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, we are officially releasing "Take Me Home"! We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody involved in the making of the movie: our crazy talented cast, Tirra Dent, Rhona Rees, Al Miro and John Gillich, our dedicated team, our friends and family... And of course YOU, who supported the movie! THANK YOU!
It has been such an incredible journey and we are so happy we get to finally share it!
So here it is, ladies and gentlemen, "Take Me Home": https://vimeo.com/86477124 https://vimeo.com/98508751 (avec sous-titres français)
Feel free to share it!
September 26, 2015
Local Sightings Film Festival
Today "Take Me Home" is going to be screened at the Local Sightings Film Festival in Seattle!! Proud to be part of the Women's Movements Program! Check the link here.
February 11, 2015
Johns Hopkins Film Festival!!
We are pleased and so happy to announce our movie will be screened at the Johns Hopkins Film Festival on February 28th at 6PM in a program called "Sex and Love"... If that doesn't make you wanna go and see it, I don't know what will! Baltimore, see you soon! Check their website here / Check their trailer here.
November 15, 2014
Take Me Home is coming back home!
About a year ago was "Take Me Home" first day of production!! Can't believe already one year has gone by... The movie was shot in Vancouver with a lot of passion and hard work from everyone! Today is the day where "Take Me Home" is being screened home! Vancouver get ready for the big show! See you tonight at Vancouver Short Film Festival 8:30PM Vancity Theatre for the Transience: A Celebration of Life Program!! Check the link here.
November 12, 2014
Canadian Premiere at Toronto International Short Film Festival
"Take Me Home" will be travelling to Toronto for our CANADIAN PREMIERE!!! We will be playing on November 12 at the Toronto International Short Film Festival at the Carlton Cinema 9:55PM!! Check the link here.
May 22, 2014
World Premiere in New York!
Still can't believe we were selected for the New York No Limits Film Series! At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, tonight! 9.15PM! See you there! :)
February 1, 2014
We are proud to announce the end of post production, we are done! It's looking and sounding exactly how it should be! Excited to share it with the world!
Dialogues and sound design fine tuning! Recording background sound. Amazing discussions came up during the session and maybe you will be able to catch a few in the movie.
Adding the final touches on the image with Adam Myhill. We have now the complete look, tone and mood for Lily's story!
After two months of editing, we now have locked picture! Take Me Home has been sent over to our post sound magicians! We are getting closer!
Starting editing with Mark Lemmon aka Lemmontage.
November 5, 2013
Wrap Party + Tirra's Birthday Party
That's a wrap! Let's celebrate! What an amazing experience. Thanks to the Lion's Den for welcoming us! Taking in the moment.
November 1, 2013
Take me Home first Day of Photography! The shooting will be 3 intensive day! Action!
October 24, 2013
Final Table Read
We are ready!
Help a team of passionate filmmakers to tell the story of Lily, a friend who needs you to move on.
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We are a self-financed project and need your help to share "Take me Home"! We are are now submitting the movie to festivals! Your donation will help us with mailing, entry fees and any other extra costs related to the movie.
Take me home is part of a trilogy of short movies, which revolves around the theme of dreams, throughout different stages of life, from the childhood to adulthood. The project started in 2012, with Soon Enough, which symbolized the age of innocence, with little Lily, who is learning how to overcome her fear in an imaginary cosmic world.
A truly global film
Our 38 person crew (Production and post production included) hailed from 18 different countries and we had at least one person from every continent. Besides Antarctica...
We Can Do It
Not only the story is centered around Lily, a female character, but also 75% of the crew was female.
Johns Hopkins Film Festival short review
Posted by the Johns Hopkins Film Festival on their Facebook page: "Last in the program is TAKE ME HOME, a Canadian film from director Kim Tran. It shows a woman trying to recover from a past heartbreak. We were most intrigued by the unreliable narrator aspect of the film; it adds a really interesting dimension to the narrative."
Official Selection of the New York No Limits Film Festival (2014)
Official Selection of the Toronto International Short Film Festival (2014)
Official Selection of the Vancouver Short Film Festival (2014)
Official Selection of the Johns Hopkins Film Festival (2015)
Official Selection of the Local Sightings Film Festival (2015) Official Selection of Festival du Film de Saint-Paul-3-Châteaux / Nuit du Court (2015)
Tirra has been studying acting and performing for the last seven years in such forms as Theatre, Japanese Physical Theatre and Film. Starting seriously to study acting straight out of high school, she went into a full time two-year theatre program quickly making her way onto the professional stage. Some of her favorite shows that she has been a part of are "Imperfect", "Savage In Limbo", "Hotel Grimmsfield", and" The Rimers of Eldritch". She then moved her way into the Physical Theatre world with such shows as "Eurydice" and "The Red Shoes". She has spent the last few years adapting her skills to film.
You can catch Tirra in the up incoming films "Glass" and "Citizen Jane".
Meet Al Miro
Al studied acting at Circle in the Square theatre school in New York City. He has worked professionally both on the stage and on Film. He has appeared in TV shows such as Fringe, Psych, Supernatural, Intelligence, to name a few. This past year he has worked on a couple of gritty Canadian features that will be released next year. In NYC he also co-founded Animus Theatre Company.
Rhona is a Vancouver-based actor with more than 16 years experience in front of the camera and behind the microphone. Her work has predominantly focused on Australian television dramas but she also has film, presenting, commercial and voiceover credits to her name. Her career began at age 11 in a lead role alongside Australian TV legends Ernie Dingo and Annie Jones in the telemovie "Rainbow's End". She had a supporting role in the screen adaptation of "Blabbermouth and Stickybeak", which won an Emmy, a Banff Rockies Award and an AFI, and in the short film "Dugong", which was also AFI nominated. More recently she appeared in popular Australian TV series like "RUSH", "Tangle" and "Neighbours", before moving to Vancouver to pursue her craft. Rhona has trained with the legendary Ivannah Chubbuck, and is represented by MUSE Artist Management.
John was born in Winnipeg. He had always played in bands and decided to pursue a career in music. After arriving in Vancouver in 2010, John discovered an even greater passion for acting, which has taken me here. Apart from acting, John plays in a band, and teaches a children's program in the city.
Originally from Geneva, Switzerland, Kim started making movies with her friends in high school. She co-founded "Blue Helvet", a filmmaker collective in 2001. Few years after obtaining a master's degree in Information Systems and Communication, Kim moved to Canada to focus on her passion and dream, "le Cinéma". Kim directed over 10 short movies including Entre vous et moi (Between You and Me) (2004), Crapaud (Toad) (2010) and Soon Enough (2012). Kim is now based in Vancouver, Canada.
Jaselle Martino a passionate filmmaker from Trinidad and Tobago. After studying Broadcast Journalism at University of Arkansas, she moved to Vancouver to pursue her filmmaking dreams. New emerging filmmaker, she directed her first short film Bike Tales. She also produced several short pieces. Jaselle is currently based in Los Angeles, California, working as a Production Coordinator.
Marena Dix is an up and coming filmmaker from Victoria, BC. To fully realize her goals in filmmaking she made the move to Vancouver and completed the Entertainment Business Management program at Vancouver Film School last April she was hired as Producer's Assistant on the local indie production "Dark Harvest". She also assisted in the completion of the indie feature "Down the Line" and co-produced the feature film "Candiland". On top of that she is involved in the Vancouver Short Film Festival as Technical Coordinator and as a pre‐screener for Vancouver Web Festival. This is just the tip of the iceberg however, as she has many more projects coming down the pipeline in her quest to become one of Canada's top producers.
Director of Photography
Rasha Amer is a cinematographer and photographer. She received the student's first prize at the 56th Canadian Society of Cinematographers award gala in Toronto for her film Layers | Watch it here. Rasha hails from Jordan, were she started her journey as an established photographer. She participated in several international competitions and won the first prize at the Art Photography competition that's organized by the French Institute in Jordan. Rasha currently resides in Abu Dhabi.
Full Credit List
Directed by | Kim Tran
Produced by | Jaselle Martino + Marena Dix
Director of Photography | Rasha Amer
Edited by | Mark Lemmon
Production Designer | David Alexander Macdonald
Screenplay by | Piers Rae
Story by | Kim Tran
Costume Designer | Nicole La Greca
Production Manager | Malin Ottosson
First Assistant Director | Rosalee Yagihara
Second Assistant Director | Olga Maldonado
Third Assistant Director | Ramiya Pushparajah
Lily - Tirra Dent
Edgar - Al Miro
Emma - Rhona Rees
Jansen - John Gillich
Art Lover - Blaine Anderson
Camera Operator | Nicholas Kedrock
First Camera Assistant | Antonio Garcia + Talitha Piggott
Second Camera Assisant | Talitha Piggott
Gaffer | Anthony Vani + Alex Montano
Grip | Daniela Flor + Eden Hopper + Miguel Lopez + Max Noel
Sound Mixer / Boom Operator | Meng Wei
Script Supervisor | Ananda Kientz
Art Director | Brandy Byhoffer
Art Assistant | Annabelle Chen
Wardrobe Assistant | Blake Finucane
Key Make Up and Hair | Audrey Himmer-Jude
Make Up | Isabelle Champigny
Make Up | Tara Pedersen
Digital Imaging Technician | Zakim Nuraney
Story Editor | Natasha Wheatley
ADR Recordist / Dialogue Editor / Re-recording Mixer | Miguel Araujo
Sound Designer / Foley Recordist / Re-recording Mixer | Jamie Bell
Colourist | Adam Myhill
Music by | LaMeduza + Samuel Sixto
French Subtitles | Luc Martinon / LUG Cinéma
Soon Enough :. Lily is having trouble sleeping so she decides to count sheep which takes her to stars, literally, as she tries to fix the universes problems.
Directed + Story by :. Kim Tran
Producer :. Colin Czarnecki + Jaselle Martino
Production Designer :. Brandy Byhoffer
Director of Photography :. Rob Shantz
Editor :. Scott McKenzie
Screenplay :. Piers Rae
Visual Effects Artist :. Mario Forero
Title Animatior :. Erwin van den IJssel
Composer :. Michelle Lacombe
Trailer Editor :. Kim Tran