Seagrass

59

115 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: September 8, 2023 – Toronto International Film Festival (World Premiere)
Release date: February 23, 2014 – Toronto
Production companies: Experimental Films, Ceroma Films
Canadian distributor: Game Theory Films

Desperate to find a deeper connection in her marriage after the recent death of her mother, Judith, a Japanese Canadian woman, brings her family to a self-development retreat on a remote island. But when they befriend another interracial couple who seem to have the perfect marriage, Judith begins to recognize how irreparably fractured her relationship is. Meanwhile, their two daughters are plunged into a destabilizing world under the constant stress of their parents’ crumbling relationship. In the end, the family must collectively face their most unnerving insecurities before they become permanently broken.

Seagrass premiered on September 8th, 2023 as a part of TIFF’s Discovery Programme.
Also see: Seagrass US Bound.

Seagrass, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Tyler Hagan
Sara Blake

Executive Producer:

Ally Maki
Chad Shields
Tony Yang

Director:

Meredith Hama-Brown

Screenwriter:

Meredith Hama-Brown

Cinematographer:

Norm Li (CSC)

Editor:

Kane Stewart
Shun Ando

Composer:

Oscar Vargas

Production Designer:

Louisa Birkin

Art Director:

Claudia Tyzo

Costume Designer:

Athena Theny

Cast: Roles:

Ally Maki
Luke Roberts
Chris Pang
Sarah Gadon
Nyha Huang Breitkreuz
Remy Marthaller
Hannah Bos
Gabriel Carter
Miles Phoenix Foley
Kate Gajdosik
Benjamin Goas
Ava Kelders
Milania Kerr
Danielle Klaudt
Sawyer Proulx
Kane Stewart

Judith
Steve
Pat
Carol
Stephanie
Emmy
Sam
John
Jeremiah
Newscaster
Matt
Jessica
Jenny
Leanne
Justin
Karaoke Host