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Laina & Mantis

In late 2018 I had the pleasure of being a part of this production as the editor. The director, a dear friend of mine, Matej Balaz worked with the City of Abbotsford to find Laina and her son Mantis. It was a pleasure to be a part of the making of this documentary film and to work so closely with so many talented artists to give a voice to such a powerful and important story.

"Laina quit going to school half way through grade 8 and never went back. She started using drugs and working the streets at a very young age. When Laina found out she was expecting Mantis everything changed."

Story: Laina Fascilla
Laina’s friend: Patti Slater

Director: Matej Balaz
Producer: Dasa Netikova
Cinematographer: Cole Graham
Composer: Scott Currie
Editor: Mitch Huttema
Production Assistant: Mike Currie
Strings player: Matthew Janzen

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