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Found Me

David Findlay

Les Enfants

I discovered this wrestling community in my hometown of Quebec City about 2 years ago and was astounded. I couldn’t believe this existed in my town and the energy was so electric. I was totally taken. That was the beginning. Then I’d always known my friend Mitch could be such a good actor, but he’d never done it before. I felt he, in that universe, could be really interesting. A year after that, a year ago, my favourite band Men I Trust released a new album on which I heard the song ‘Found Me.’ I sort of became obsessed with it, and that’s where it all clicked. Set against the dark, gloomy and frigid winter of Quebec, I wanted to convey every person’s need to realize themselves – to reach their full transcendent self – however big, small, normal, or totally bizarre their desire for self-expression may be.

Silver winner at the Shots Awards for New Director of the Year 2020, David Findlay is filmmaker from Quebec City, Canada. Findlay's work focuses on the earnest study of human behaviour and is known for seamlessly straddling the line between fiction and documentary through a highly cinematic and empathetic lens. Additionally to being shortlisted for the D&AD Next Director Award, in 2020 David premiered his film 'Found Me' at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which went on to be a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere while his debut documentary 'Ndagukunda déjà' premiered at IDFA (Amsterdam Doc Fest).