Window Watching

Window Watching

Window Watching

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Session Note


Window Watching is the sexual liberation of a Muslim illegal-immigrant, who is a captive to her emotionally abusive mother-in-law.
When a younger woman moves in next door, she becomes fascinated by her sexuality.


Svjetlana Jaklenec
Svjetlana Jaklenec began her career as a Production Designer for Film and TV, before going on to receive two Screenwriting Grants and a First Prize for Directing at the Brno International Film Festival, with her 2003 short The Quarry.
Svjetlana is currently developing two feature films and is a graduate of the CFC Director's Lab.

Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith
Andrew is a Toronto-based producer and cofounder of First Love Films with Laura Perlmutter. His work has been screened at TIFF, Cannes, Guggenheim, and ABC/ FOX.
In 2011 he was listed as one of The Emerging 20 filmmakers by Reelworld Film Festival. First Love is currently in post production with features Don't Get Killed In Alaska and A Trip To The Island. Their short The Tunnel has been presented at Cannes by Telefilm Canada.

Laura Perlmutter
Laura Perlmutter is a film, television and digital media producer committed to creating innovative, engaging, original content.
In 2011 she graduated from the Canadian Film Centre's Producers Lab program where she produced 3 short films.
In 2012 she co-founded the company First Love Films with Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith. Since then they have produced two feature films, Don't Get Killed In Alaska and Trip To The Island, along with several shorts that have played at multiple festivals including, TIFF, Whistler and Houston Worldfest. Most recently their film The Tunnel participated in Telefilm's Not Short on Talent program at Cannes. First Love Films is currently developing several features including Almost Thirty, Window Watching, Northbound, Tenzin and the comedic TV series, Critic.