Director Biography – Jake Shannon (SAMMY THE SALMON)

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Jake is a 25 year old filmmaker from Perth, Western Australia, now based in Melbourne.
Jake’s films have featured in national and international festivals. He has directed TVC’s which have screened nationally on channels 7, 10 and 9, and has won multiple achievement awards from Channel 9 for his efforts.

Director Statement

‘Sammy the Salmon’ is an absurdist black comedy about a man who is helped by a talking salmon to come to terms with his sexual identity.
With the style of ‘Please Like Me’ and ‘Wilfred’ the film touches on topics such as mental illness and sexual identity.
Although the film is a situational comedy about a man who projects his psyche anthropomorphically onto a salmon the film ends with the main character finding his own voice and confidence to be himself.

By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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