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We Regret to Inform You...

11 min   |   Canada   |  2016

Producer: Bonnie Thompson (NFB) co-writers: Eva Colmers and Heidi Janz

co-directors:Eva Colmers and Heidi Janz

In a check-box society that functions by dividing us into neatly-defined categories, where does someone with a strong mind and a weak body fit in? Dr. Heidi Janz - award-winning playwright, accomplished academic, and self-described ‘crip’ – has a curious problem. Despite her obvious physical limitations she is denied financial assistance from government programmes because of her “productive” mind. Following Heidi through her everyday life, with all its unique responsibilities, opportunities, and challenges, We Regret to Inform You... offers an unsentimental, and unapologetic, look at what it means to be both “disabled” and “productive”.

Cast & Crew

cinematographer - aAron munson
sound recordist - Larry MacDonald
editor - Scott Parker
music - Everett Laroi
audio post - John Blerot

Screenings


DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver
EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary Short presented by The Alliance of Women Film Journalists
AMPIA Alberta Media Production Industry Association - Rosie Award for Best Director Short Documentary
AMPIA Alberta Media Production Industry Association - Rosie Award for Best Editor Short Documentary
Yorkton Film Festival
Victoria International Film Festival
University of Alberta