See for Me

True North

Still coming to terms with her loss of sight, Sophie (Skyler Davenport) suddenly finds herself with more pressing concerns when the secluded mansion she’s housesitting is targeted by home invaders. When she frantically activates a new app that allows a volunteer to remotely serve as her eyes, she’s fortuitously connected with Kelly (Jessica Parker-Kennedy), an unflappable military vet who now applies her tactical nous to first-person shooter video games. Suddenly abetted by Kelly’s combat know-how, Sophie falls back on her own moral ambiguity to flip the script in what should’ve been a clear-cut game of cat and mouse.

Randall Okita (The Lockpicker) crafts a high-concept home invasion thriller that recalls David Fincher’s Panic Room while distinguishing itself through his collaboration with Davenport, who has personally experienced adult onset vision loss, and skillful blurring of lines between genre cinema and computer gaming. Rather than relying on tired girl-in-peril tropes, Okita serves up a progressive portrait of female camaraderie that knows how to throw one hell of a sucker punch.

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Randall Okita

 
Cast
Skyler Davenport, Kim Coates, Jessica Parker-Kennedy, Natalie Brown, Pascal Langdale, Joe Pingue, George Tchortov, Laura Vandervoort
Executive Producer David Di Brina
Producer Matt Code, Krisy Neville
Screenwriter Adam Yorke, Tommy Gushue
Cinematographer Jackson Parrell, Jordan Oram
Editor James Vandewater
Production Design Ciara Vernon
Music Menalon
Production Company Wildling Pictures
Contact levelFILM
Canada 2021 92 min.
Presented by
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Director

Randall Okita is an artist and filmmaker whose work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions, awarded internationally, and screened around the world. His most recent work includes directing the feature film See For Me, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, writing and creating the virtual reality experience The Book of Distance (2020) with the National Film Board of Canada, and showing A Place Between, a solo exhibition of artwork at the Prince Takamado Gallery in Tokyo. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Okita lives and works in Toronto and Japan.


Filmography
The Lockpicker (2016)