Olivia is an eccentric, queer university student who has comfortably remained a virgin into her 20s. But following the death of her father, she is fuelled by equal parts grief, curiosity, and a need for cash to explore the sugar baby scene. With her trusty (and shameless) roommate, River, at her side, she will navigate what it means to be a woman, a daughter, a lover, and a friend. Torn between exciting/anxiety-inducing trysts, a wholesome burgeoning romance at uni, and painful interactions with her mother, Olivia will step into her power as Liv.
Directed by: Marta Borowski
Marta Borowski is an emerging writer and director with over 14 years of script supervising experience on shows such as Hannibal (NBC), Alphas (Syfy), Special Correspondents with Ricky Gervais & Eric Bana (Netflix), and Star Trek: Discovery (CBS). As a director, Marta has worked on Family Channel’s Really Me, and a handful of independent projects, including her short film Jacob’s Arrow which premiered at the Phoenix Film Festival. Marta’s most recent short film, Resolve, premiered in Toronto at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival and has since been accepted to festivals in Canada, the US and the UK. It was nominated for two Golden Sheaf Awards: Short Film (Fiction) and Director (Fiction), and was a Semi-Finalist at Flickers’ Rhode Island and Dumbo Film Festival in New York. Marta is currently is co-writing her first feature, Sullivan Street, with the support of Telefilm Canada.
Written by: Becca Willow Moss, Cassidy Civiero, Gwenlyn Cumyn
Becca Willow Moss is an advocate for using artistic outlets to express the emotional landscape contained within the body. As a singer, actor, writer, director and photographer, she employs all art forms to communicate with others. Becca Willow is a classically trained soprano, having performed in North America, Europe and Israel. After being nominated as an upcoming actor and writer on Canadian screens, she has produced original works in Toronto, New York, and San Francisco. Her recent short films have brought her to festivals in New York and LA. Maintaining her mandate to tell honest stories, Becca Willow hopes her personal experiences will resonate with others.
Cassidy is a filmmaker and activist with a focus on content that deals with gender and sexuality, late stage capitalism, and climate change. Their writer/directorial debut, I’m in Love with All My Friends, achieved international distribution via Fearless. They serve as writer, story-editor, and associate producer on You’re My Hero, which will premiere on CBC Gem in March 2023. Cassidy’s next film on climate anxiety, Ethical Consumption, has been funded through Voices with Impact 2023. As an actor, Cassidy has appeared in American Gods, 12 Monkeys, and Weirdos.
Gwenlyn Cumyn is an award-winning writer, creator, and actor based in Toronto. After appearing in All for One (Corus/ABCSpark) and Chasing Valentine (Best Actress, MIFF), Gwenlyn developed and produced two seasons of the digital series, Barbelle (KindaTV, Revry), produced by her company, Boss & Co. Beyond her work in the digital space, Gwenlyn has written and produced the experimental short films, The Fates (TIFFxInstagram) and Cons and Pros (Telefilm/Cannes Not Short on Talent) As a performer and writer, her work has featured at several international festivals including TIFF, Cannes MipCom, Canadian Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival, and more. Gwenlyn appears in, co-created, and showruns the beer league softball mockumentary, Slo Pitch (IFC/OUTtv). Most recently, Gwenlyn co-created, wrote, and directed the CBCGem series, Homeschooled, based on her own experiences with home education.