Saguenay international
short film festival


After moving into an old isolated house with her newly-single mother and her little sister, 12 year old Cassie begins to suspect that her family is being tormented by the spirit of a sadistic River Witch.

Production :
Quirk Films
Distribution :
Les Films du 3 Mars
Contact :
Music :
Ilichna Morasky (Strangerfamiliar)
Screenplay :
Mariel Sharp
Cast :
Catherine Bérubé, Lake Delisle, Alex Rice and Margaux Vaillancourt
Cinematographer :
Charlie Laigneau
Artistic direction :
Stephanie Burbano

  • Mariel Sharp

    Mariel Sharp is a writer, director and producer based in Montréal, QC who specializes in LBGTQ+ genre cinema. From her gritty, provocative short "MonsterDyke", to her comedy horror about the perils of heteronormativity "Don't Text Back" (both co-directed with her partner Kaye Adelaide), Mariel's work has screened across the globe in 50+ film festivals and been awarded numerous prizes, including the Gold Audience Award for Best Canadian Short at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2020. At the heart of Mariel's work is an exploration of the darker elements of human nature and a desire for social change. Mariel's work has been supported by the WIFTV Genre Film Lab, the BANFF Diversity of Voices initiative, the Telefilm Talent to Watch program, and the SODEC Jeunes Createurs Development program.