Interview with Filmmaker Dustin McGladrey (HOUSE AFTER)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

HOUSE AFTER, 16min,. Canada, Drama/Historical
Directed by Dustin McGladrey
House After is an Indigenous story that takes place in the 1940s in the middle of the second world war in a cabin on the west coast of Canada. We follow a grieving widow and her child as they experience the duality of living an Indigenous life and the pressures of conformity from the church.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

The film is my way of conceptualizing and dealing with my intergenerational trauma. I concluded that while at film school, I’d like to tackle my childhood and family trauma so that when I”m dealing with bigger budgets, I can deal with them in a good way. For instance, this film taught me that I must take care of myself in all aspects of pre, prod, and post. There were times on set when…

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