Director: Heather Young

Canada, 2017, short fiction, 14 mins., English with Lithuanian subtitles, N-13

A young employee of a rural dairy farm is experiencing anxiety regarding her unexpected pregnancy. She finds it difficult to ignore her feelings as she is surrounded by pregnant cows on the farm whose milk she helps to collect after they give birth.

2017 Best Short Film in the QC/Canada section at Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal

About the director

Heather Young is a filmmaker living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her short film Fish (2016) played at festivals all over the world including Palm Springs Shortfest, the Vancouver International Film Festival, Vienna Independent Shorts and TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Festival.

Her latest short Milk had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (where she also participated in the TIFF Talent Lab) and recently played TIFF Canada’s Top Ten, Aspen Shortsfest, the Maryland Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Heather will be shooting her first feature in the fall of 2018 with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent To Watch program.

Section: Experiences

Screenplay: Heather Young

Dir. of Photography: Daniel Boos

Cast: Babette Hayward