THOUGHTS, COMMENTS & REVIEWS

“When watching hundreds of submissions in a year it can be easy to forget but every year there are a few rare gems that stick with you completely. Siren is one of those films. A film that still pops into my head and can take me right back to the way I felt when I first watched it. An incredible achievement and a great film, it holds a permanent place on my list of most treasured shorts that I have had the pleasure of programming.”

Jenna Dufton – Programming Coordinator at InsideOut Toronto LGBT Film Festival

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“Both sexually explicit and magically realist, SIREN illustrates the vivid pain of bisexuality: not knowing where your love fits in a binary world that insists you’re one OR the other. A story of both desire and identity, English Rose Elizabeth goes on a journey where she is reborn as her fully realised self at last. A wonderfully constructed story I wish I could have seen as a confused teenager.”

Lucy V Hay – Author and script reader at Bang 2 Write

“Internal and honest, Siren was one of those shorts that simply made our programme. A textured, multi layered piece which gave great insight into sexuality, choice and the idea of identity. Not just excellent during its screening but great in the retrospective. Siren stays with you.”

James Bradley – Head Programmer and Lift-Off Global Network Co-Founder.

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“A wonderful mix of compelling story and expert filmmaking, SIREN illustrates how to make a short, my favourite genre and the life blood of festivals such as ours.”

Katharine Setzer – Director of Programming, image+nation, Montreal LGBT Film Festival

“I’m delighted that SIREN is going to be available for free giving more people a chance to see this amazing Iris Prize nominated short film. Louise is a talented film maker and I can’t wait to see her next project.”

Berwyn Rowlands – Iris Prize Festival Director

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