Soul Cages

(As actor only)

Short Film (35mm, 23 minutes, colour, dolby SRD 1:1.85) 1999

The notion that a camera can capture a subject’s soul is explored through this story about a photographer and a film processor. This non-dialogue film is based on the myth of The Soul Cages that tells of a mortal man who risks his life by swimming underwater to free the souls of drowned sailors. Captured by a spirit, the souls are held in clay pots at the bottom of the ocean.

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Writer and Director: Phillip Barker
Producer: Simone Urdl Co-producer: Jennifer Weiss
Assistant Directors: Meghan J. Bower, David Bradshaw
Cinematographer: Luc Montpellier Production Designer: Kathleen Climie Costume Designer: Heather MacCrimmon
Editor: Jeff Bessener Music Sound Design: Tom Third
Starring: Susanna Hood, Srinivas Krishna, Andrew Scorer, Karina, Sonja and Mike Barker, Emily Roy, Bruce Blacktop

Produced with the support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the National Film Board of Canada
Festivals and Honours:

Genie Nomination for Best Live Action Short Drama
Best Canadian Short Film, Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax
Best Film, Audience Choice, Local Heroes, Canada, Winnipeg
Best Cinematography, Short Film, Canadian Society of Cinematographers
In the collection of Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany
Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival