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This documentary short shares a family's one year trip across Canada discovering its people, land, food and cultures that make up the diverse country, all told through the eyes of the teen.
"Having become close with the Huhn family over the last year, I decided to tell the story about their journey through a detached but empathetical perspective. My goal was to delve into the interviews and capture the honest and rawness of each of them about their trip across Canada. What was clear and the basis of the film is how this journey changed a young adult as she ventured out into the world, discovering some truths about life as a Teen Across Canada" Robert Smith - Director
Like many parents, they were caught up in jobs, schedules and commitments. This one-year trip was meant to be not only a physical detachment from that life and all its stuff but an emotional one as well. Teen Across Canada shares how when you change your environment, you change your thoughts. It's a film that was made to inspire how a teen's education went beyond academics.
In his directorial debut, tattoo artist turned filmmaker, Robert Smith has been a creative for 20 years designing artistry through tattooing. He decided to change canvas and go to the big screen with his productions. His technical skills have allowed him to dive into cinematography and sound design to form a production company - MARKDProductions.com alongside classmates.
At the age of 14, Anastasia joined her family on an RV trip across Canada. Part of Anastasia's education for the year was to journal about the trip in her own words. She decided to write a blog about the sites, events and family experiences. The short documentary film, has her share the impact some of these items had on her and the family.