Local Sightings 2020 – Fall Back Down [Online]

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Sep. 18–27, 2020

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Sep. 23 at 7:00pm PDT


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SB Edwards
1h 44m


Simultaneously a murder mystery, a rom-com, and an anarchic ride through the Vancouver B.C. underground, FALL BACK DOWN is a queer-punk romp brimming with ridiculous attitude.

Nick Colby, once a fearless and passionate activist punk, is now a shadow of his former self. The radical love of his life went on a humanitarian mission to Nigeria and ghosted him, and his habit of getting fired from dead-end jobs has landed him a gig in a sweatshop. There, he meets Reena, an uptight young South Asian woman. Initially repelled by each other, the two are forced together when they witness a murder disguised as a workplace accident, and their odyssey of investigation and survival slowly rekindles Nick’s blackened soul.

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About the filmmaker:

Pronouns: She / Xir / Them

Based in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Sara Beth (SB) is a dual New Zealand / Canadian citizen and speaks fluent French. With a background in the Fine Arts, she has spent the last decade creating scripted content for the disenfranchised and working in the Art Department of various films and television series.

SB wrote, directed, and produced Fall Back Down, which was funded through Telefilm Canada’s “Talent to Watch” program. Her sophomore feature, The Estate is a serious lesbian horror film set in Ireland, also supported by Telefilm.

Previously SB wrote on the Netflix original series Travelers and was a development writer on The Reckoner, a supernatural teen series produced by Buffalo Gal Pictures and Animiki See Digital for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). She recently completed her short film Salty, which screened in the Cannes Short Film Corner.

SB is a past participant in the WGC Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program, Reykjavik Talent Lab, Geena Davis Fellowship, and in 2017 won the High Scribe award at Sun Valley Film Festival. The judge was Producer Chris Moore (Manchester by the Sea, Good Will Hunting) who is an Executive Producer on Fall Back Down.

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Local Sightings Film Festival 2020 [Online]

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] virtually showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 program, which runs from September 18-27, features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Local Sightings 2020 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement. This year’s festival also celebrates NWFF’s 25th Anniversary as an organization.


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