AWI Short Film Competition


SECRET HORROR starts important dialogue about concurrent experiences, navigating depression and alcohol use, and shows how art-making can make us feel truly alive.

Content Heads Up: Mention of depression, substance use disorder, medication management.

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Director: David Granneman

Granneman is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. His films and drawings act primarily as an outlet for his emotions and as a way of addressing what can often be challenging and uncomfortable subject matter. He made the film in December but originally didn't anticipate doing anything with it. Says David, "The fact that it's going to be seen by people and shown at workshops means more to me than I have the range to express. I'm just attempting to make the kind of thing that I wanted to see when I needed to see it."

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Depression causes severe, negative changes in the way you think and feel which makes it difficult to manage day-to-day tasks and activities such working, sleeping,...

Substance Use Disorder

Substance abuse refers to the harmful use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and drugs. Substance use can lead to addiction and dependence, creating a condition...


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