The animated short Tomorrow’s Hope tells the story of Kayla, a First Nations woman who begins experiencing crippling self-doubt, personified in the form of a sinister entity. As its influence grows, affecting her schoolwork and relationships, a crushing sense of hopelessness threatens to overwhelm her. Only through the support and inspiration of her friends, family, and culture will Kayla find the confidence she needs to defeat her inner demon.
The film is based on a comic and comes to us from Indigenous Story Studio, which creates illustrations, posters, video, and comic books on health and social issues for youth. Tomorrow’s Hope addresses suicide prevention for First Nations youth. The creative talent includes director Christian Ryan, writer Brandon Mitchell, and producer Sean Muir.
You can check out Indigenous Story Studio’s website here: https://istorystudio.com/
Tomorrow’s Hope is currently screening in Short Block No. 2 of the virtual festival.