Project Spotlight: Mercy Was A Lion

The Project Spotlight series selects and highlights Canadian art projects leveraging crowdfunding to achieve their goals.

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Project Name: Mercy Was A Lion
Type: Short Film
Synopsis/Overview: Mercy Was A Lion is a short film, written by Julie Sype, that follows Asher, a 9-year-old boy with a variety of interests: astronomy, biking and annoying his Doctor. The loss of his mother seems to be a catalyst for his need for attention; however, no one quite understands his true intentions. Asher is on a mission to help his nurse “Blondie” rekindle her relationship with her estranged daughter, feeling that his mothers memories will not be lost if he teaches someone else to be a better mom.  


Director: Mike Tyrell
Writer: Julie Sype
Cast: Luke McMillan, Julie Sype, Zachary Bennett, Kris Holden-Ried
Cinematographer: Ian Anderson
Editor: Brigitte Rabazo
Composer: Tim Thorney


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