Short film ‘Not A Stranger’ documents meeting a stranger a day

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Can one man’s journey to connect with 365 strangers in one year bring him happiness? Find out January 30th during the Vancouver Short Film Festival.

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January 19th, 2016


Short film ‘Not A Stranger’ documents meeting a stranger a day

Canadian premiere of film screens at the Vancouver Short Film Festival on January 30, 2016

Documentary affirms Vancouver is a friendly city

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(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada): Can one man’s journey to connect with 365 strangers in one year bring him happiness? Not A Stranger is a story of a man’s pursuit to find happiness through real world human connections with complete strangers and the results are life changing. Directed and produced by Kate Green of KGP Films, Not A Stranger’s Canadian premiere will screen at the Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) on Saturday, January 30 at 8:30 p.m. at the Vancity Theatre.

Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Not A Stranger is a snapshot of social media buff Colin Easton who was feeling disconnected, and the more he connected online the more he felt disconnected with the people around him. In 2013, Colin was diagnosed with severe clinical depression so he decided to take matters into his own hands and did something that makes many of us uncomfortable.

On January 1, 2014, Colin talked to a complete stranger and continued to do so every day for a year. Throughout the process Colin has learned that everyone has a story, and a good one. He heard stories of lost loves, happiness, death, triumph and passion. But the most remarkable thing about his project is the change that Colin experienced himself.

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Not A Stranger was a gift because of Colin’s honesty and willingness to tell his story and journey with depression,” says Vancouver director Kate Green of KGP Films. “The film not only shows the importance of conversation around mental illness but it shows that reaching out and connecting with others can change the state of your well-being. The film also affirms that Vancouver is a friendly city so I hope it will inspire us to break down our barriers and connect with others.”

Not A Stranger premiered at the Catalina Film Festival and screened at Heartland Film Festival in 2015. The documentary is set to have its Canadian premiere at the Vancouver Short Film Festival followed by screenings at the Victoria Film Festival, California’s Claremont Festival, and North Dakota’s Fargo Film Festival.

For more information, visit Not A Stranger

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About Kate Green – With over 17 years of experience in the film and television industry, Vancouver producer and director Kate Green has a passion for producing and directing fiction, non-fiction and high action reality. From directing to producing, Kate has worked on numerous television programs including W Network’s Shannon & Sophie Story, CBC’s Keeping Canada Alive, W Network’s Game of Homes, HGTV’s Urban Suburban, and Strangers in Danger for Fuel TV, a subsidiary of FOX TV in the USA. In 2012, Kate produced a short drama thriller ‘Shadowplay’, which received a nomination for Best Short Drama at the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival and Leo Awards. Today, Kate’s independent production company KGP Films produces provocative and innovative factual and dramatic television series, documentaries, and feature films.


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