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LUCID | a short film | trailer

LUCID | a short film | trailer

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WINNER - CINESPARK Screenplay Competitio

Deanna Milligan

Director / Producer

Deanna Milligan is a Canadian filmmaker based in the Pacific Northwest. Deanna directed the award winning short genre film Lucid in 2020 that is currently screening worldwide at festivals including Fantasia (Montreal) , Fantastic Fest (Austin), Vimeo’s Short of the Week. Lucid won Best Short film and Critics Choice at the Apulia Horror fest, Audience Choice at the Short Circuit Film fest. Deanna was nominated for a Leo award for Best Director in 2021 for Lucid at the Leo Awards in Vancouver and at the Ethereal Horror Fest in Austin, Texas. Deanna directed the music video GOLD for Phoenix Lazare that was supported by the RBC/ Prism Prize/ Canadian Screen Academy. Kodak featured Gold in their social media as the piece was shot on Super 16mm along with her partner and collaborator Ramsey Fendall. Deanna is also an award winning actress with decades of experience in film and television.



Writer / Producer

Claire Robertson is an Australian artist, illustrator and filmmaker based on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

She was a producer on the 2018 short film Cascadia and co-creator and producer of Snug. In May 2019 her screenplay Lucid was short-listed in Cinevic’s CineSpark screenplay competition, and after a fierce live pitch-battle, won first place and a prize package to produce the film.



Cinematographer / Producer

Ramsey Fendall is a cinematographer, producer, editor and co-founder of Room 5 Films, a New York City based production company. Over the last 15 years Ramsey has worked as director of photography on numerous short and feature length films, as well as a variety of commercial projects.


Caitlin Taylor


After making her professional debut in 2017, Caitlin has been delighted to have worked across film and theatre with some of Britain's most highly esteemed directors, performers, choreographers, composers and producers. Her passion for performing has led to her versatile career including: action roles (Thupparivaalan 2), dance theatre (NYDCS), immersive theatre (Macbeth 360), contemporary dance (The Middle Way), dance for film (No Time to Die), session singing (Tim Burton’s Dumbo  + The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle), feature film (Military Wives), pantomime (Jack and the Beanstalk), West End (Songs and Solidarity). It was through CTC's Identity that she took her first leading role and was also able to make her songwriting debut. The 1st Class BA Honors Urdang graduate has just finished her leading performance in Canadian short film Lucid (2020) and is excited to take 2020 by storm.

Photographs by Beth Parker.

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