Forgive Me, Father
Going into Production, Summer of 2018!
Can Mariana forgive Joe for the abuse she suffered by the hands of her father?
A prodigal daughter comes home to her father, after ten years,
to help him move out of the family home and
expecting an apology from her father, who physically abused her.
Outstanding performances by seasoned, award-winning actors.
Original Goan Konkani music – a treat to listen to!
An emotionally riveting story about a family that struggles with forgiveness.
Raising social issues about corporal punishment and child abuse.
Exploring the struggles of growing up as 1st generation Canadians.
Showcasing small- town Ontario and the beautiful cinematography.
After having had this story and its characters live with me for the last two years, my readers described this story as “touching”, “emotionally charged” and “heart-warming”. This film will leave a lasting impression! Forgiveness is a powerful word and in this story, a father and daughter will be tested!
Played by Uppekha Jain
Canadian born pageant winner, Uppekha Jain has credits that include a supporting role in movies, The Love Guru; I Do, Do I? and Moods of Crime. She also played a supporting role on a Primetime Soap Opera, Saath Nibhaana Saathya in India.
Played by Vipin Sharma
Canadian, living in India, Vipin Sharma’s notable works include films like Amir Khan’s award-winning film, Taare Zameen Par, and others like Gangs of Wasseypur, Shahid, Yeh Saali Zindagi, Ranjhanaa, Lamhaa, Rang Rasiya, Kharthic Calling Karthik, John Day, Inkaar. Vipin’s latest film Dhanak has also recently won several awards, including Best Film.
Played by Shabana Azmi
Indian Nationality, living in the UK, award-winning, Shabana Azmi has acted in over 140 films. One of the leading lights of the Indian New Wave, she was one of the main female actors who dominated the films of the so-called “Parallel Cinema” in India in the 1970s and 1980s.
Played by Rupinder Nagra
Canadian and living in Miami, Rupinder Nagra is a Genie nominated actor for his lead performance in Richie Mehta’s award winning film Amal. He received the Borsos Best Actor award (2007) at the Whistler Film Festival for his performance in Amal. Other film credits include Hamid in Karan Johar’s Kurbaan and Hansal Mehta’s Omerta
FATHER FRANCIS (Supporting Role)
Played by Sergio Di Zio
Canadian and living in Toronto, Sergio is an Gemini winning actor for his Lead role in Canadian hit show, Flash Point. Films include: Miss Sloane, Flash of Genius and Cinderella Man.
Jeff Toyne is a Canadian composer with feature film credits that include Nine Eleven (2017), How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town (2015), Life On The Line (2015), and Dirty Girl (2011). He has been nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Score and winner of the MPSE Golden Reel Award. He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, Toyne was named one of Playback Magazine’s “Ten to Watch” in 2011. He has been commissioned by organizations such as the Canadian Armed Forces, for which he composed “Splendor Sine Occasu”, the Official March of the British Columbia Brigade. Toyne is an alumnus of the Sundance Composers Lab.