About the Film


As the first snow descends on the province, a grief-stricken laborer spends her day harvesting oysters along the river bank. Wadding in waist-high water, she pushes through the meandering currents and reflects on the nature of her grief when she suddenly encounters an unknown yet familiar creature rising from the shallows. Her muses awash, she finds herself elsewhere, succumbing to a torrent of memories, imagination, and intimacy.‎‎

Technical Specifications

Film Type: Short

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Runtime: 10 minutes 29 seconds

Country of Origin: Canada

Language: English (No Dialogue)

Subtitles: None

Shooting Format: Digital

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color: Black & White

Director's Bio

Simon S. O’Reilly has been working as an independent filmmaker for the last decade, both in fiction and documentary. He has directed several projects such as Pulsar (Short 2016) and The Harvest (2017) and is the cinematographer of multiple feature projects such as Charlie Gorman’s Wake (2021). Simon is currently pursuing an MFA in Montreal from Concordia University and the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

Director's Statement

Coming Soon!

Cast & Crew