Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers’ Award-winning ‘Just Me And You’ touches on the difficult journey undocumented immigrants face

Just Me and You is a heartfelt father and daughter drama that touches on undocumented immigrant families crossing the Mexican border in America. This live action short film premiered at Berlinale 2019 where it won the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film, then played at numerous high profile film festivals including Palm Spring ShortFests, Odense International Film Festival and Regard Saguenay International Short Film Festival where it won the top prize.

8-year-old Eva and her father go to Mexico aboard an 18-wheeler. What was supposed to be a father-daughter road trip becomes an eye opening experience and an unexpected journey of deception.

Just Me and You has gained distribution through h264 whose recent films Marguerite and Fauve were nominated for 2019 Academy Awards® in the live action short film category.

Director Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers received a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University and an MFA in Acting from the Drama Centre in London. She wrote and directed over 15 shorts that were screened around the world. Sandrine also had the chance to do an internship with Denis Villeneuve on Incendies and be Daniel Roby’s personal assistant on his film Louis Cyr. Now she is working on her two first features Les éphémères and Pas d’chicane dans ma cabane.

Producer Johannie Deschambault trained at the Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS). She has worked on features and documentaries as a production assistant for Christine Falco and Films Camera Oscura as well as developing and producing projects with SPORT, her own production company. Among her other accomplishments, she produced Mouvement Deluxe, a successful web series that was nominated for the 31st Gemini Awards. Adding television production to her digital and film experience, in 2016 and 2017, she produced three seasons of Ouache!, a series for young adults broadcast on UNIS.

This wonderful film can soon be seen at Hamptons International Film Festival, Miami Short Film Festival, where director Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers will be attending.


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