Kevan and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his Canadian Screen Nominated film Hello Destroyer, truth, identity, ”ambiguity with intention,” “curious empathy” and why context is so important.
More about the film here.
A young junior hockey player’s life is shattered by an in-game act of violence. In an instant his life is abruptly turned upside down; torn from the fraternity of the team and the coinciding position of prominence, he is cast as a pariah and ostracized from the community. As he struggles with the repercussions of the event, desperate to find a means of reconciliation and a sense of identity, his personal journey ends up illuminating troubling systemic issues around violence.
Kevan Funk is an award winning filmmaker, whose work has screened and won awards at various prestigious festivals around the world. His debut short, A Fine Young Man, premiered at TIFF and won the Grand Jury Prix at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Kevan’s short films Yellowhead and Bison both premiered at TIFF, the former being awarded a Special Jury Prize, and both were named to Canada’s Top Ten in their respective years.
Kevan’s short Destroyer, created through the TIFF Talent Lab, was runner-up for the RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award. He also recognized as a highly regarded music video director, his video for BRAIDS’ Miniskirt was shortlisted for this years Prism Prize award. Kevan was raised in Banff, AB, around his parent’s grassroots theater company. He holds a degree in Film, Video and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, BC.