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151 West Cordova - VFS campus - Animation Campus
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330 East 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tristan is a young man, in the middle of his 20’s, that after a complicated youth decides to go back to the beginning, his grandmother. He visits her with the excuse of a bank issue that she has but in reality he just want to make her company.
But Tristan for his grandmother Sophia, is a complete stranger, he tries hard to have a connection again with her, but due to her vascular dementia, every try looks just like a waste of time.
Tired of her indifference he decides to be clear and direct with her, but her reaction is aggressive and harsh, making him knows that she doesn’t remember him at all. He makes some notes about her recent paint trying to get her attention again, and apparently she remembers all the stories behind the paint, but suddenly she loss her memories, and goes back to the aggressive attitude.
He leaves the old age home, but after a few days, he goes back, and starts a conversation with her grandmother, about the recent bank problem that she is having, she looks confused at the beginning, but after a minute she starts to talk about all the bad moments that happened and that are making her being stuck there.
Remembering him all the pain that he gave her and all the lack of company that she went through just because he wasn’t there when she was needing him the most, he realizes that she actually remembers him
After he found out the light in her mind, he decides to go slow in the conversation, but at the end they just go straight to a big fight where she remembers him all the mistakes that he made in his youth with drugs. She full of anger leaves the room.
After a few days, he is back, with his wife and his little daughter, Sophia, happy, accepts to talk to him and meet her new family, and joking and smiling they sit and paint together, understanding that his grandmother is not the same, and learning how to enjoy her moments of light and her moments of dark.
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Character 1 Description:
Sophia (60s to 80s) is a spunky widow who lives in an old age home. She deals with her loneliness by spending most of her time in the arts and crafts area. As a young woman Sophia trained as an artist in Italy. With increasing success as a painter Sophia led a fascinating life, and she still remembers some extravagant stories of those years. Sophia tragically loses her only son and his wife in a plane crash, but she finds great joy in helping to raise her grandson in the years that follow. Sophia teaches him all about art and how to draw and paint. Sophia suffered from a stroke which caused her to develop vascular dementia.
Character 2 Description:
Tristan (20s) is an artist, husband and new father with a bit of a dark past. Although he was mostly raised by his loving grandmother, Sophia, after his parents die in a plane crash, he became estranged from her. Yet in the past it was Sophia who taught him about art and instilled in him a love for painting. Sadly, Sophia and Tristan’s relationship is slowly lost after he enters college and becomes a drug addict. This addiction leads him to be distant from Sophia, even when she suffers a stroke. He eventually is willing to do anything to feed his addiction, including stealing money from his grandmother’s home. Following this, Tristan is filled with shame and purposefully stops all contact with Sophia. However, in college Tristan meets Ingrid who helps him get clean and to finally obtain his degree. Soon after college they marry and now have a daughter on the way that they will name Elizabeth Sophia.
Character 3 Description:
Ingrid (20s) is an energetic, and kind woman with an excitement for life. She is six months pregnant and married to Tristan, who she met in college and helped him out of a drug addiction that was consuming his life. Now a soon-to-be mother herself, Ingrid is one of the many reasons that Tristan craved more familial connections.
Character 4 Description:
A nurse who works in the old age home that Sophia lives in. She checks in on the residents of the home and makes sure that they have everything that they need. She has a friendly relationship with Sophia and often spends time with her in the art room.