The Filmmakers of Tomorrow

Trailer for the award winning short film "GIFTS", directed by 14 year old filmmaker Morgana McKenzie.

Full film available here:

As the film "GIFTS" is short (10 minutes), and because I wanted to introduce the main character Jan and her struggle, the trailer is actually a prologue. It provides a glimpse into Jan’s life and includes footage not present in the film. Here is the synopsis of the film:

"At age six, Jan was miraculously revived after her body was retrieved from the frozen river that consumed her parents. Now, after a lifetime experiencing visions of people in peril, thirteen year old Jan intends to use her latest premonition to intervene on fate and prevent a murder."

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) - Seattle WA
- Best Emerging Female Filmmaker Award
- Prodigy Camp Scholarship
CineYouth Film Festival - Chicago IL
- Best Thriller Award

- TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts - Toronto ON
- The Lovett School, High School Film Fest - Atlanta GA
- ASK Film Festival - Prishtina Kosovo

Directed by Morgana McKenzie
Camera Op, Editing, Colour Grading, Makeup, and Journal Artwork by Morgana McKenzie
Original Screenplay by Morgana McKenzie and Gavin McKenzie.
Original Music by Dave Johnson of

Laura Gray as "Jan"
Spencer Burnside as "Mike"
Rebecca Tsang as "Sonya"
Ainsley Burnside as the "Little Girl"

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