When You Find Me, produced by Ron Howard and directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, makes its online debut today. In some ways the web is the natural home for the supernatural short, since its inspiration was eight photos taken by members of the public and submitted to Canon’s “Long Live Imagination” brand channel on YouTube.
Those eight photos were selected from over 96,000 that users from all over the world sent in to Canon’s Project Imagin8ion contest, each intended to illustrate one of eight themes: setting, time, character, mood, relationship, goal, obstacle and the unknown. Working from those themes, Bryce Dallas Howard and Dane Charbeneau wrote the 24-minute film’s script.
The film, which was shot using Canon DSLR products, has held two red-carpet premieres already. The first was Nov. 15 in New York City, and the second was Nov. 21 in Los Angeles with both Howards in attendance.
When You Find Me is an emotional fable with a fluid sense of time. It tells of two people coping with tragedy in very different ways, and what it takes to find peace and reconciliation within yourself and the ones you love.