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Back To School

Back To School

| 5 min

In Brampton, Ontario, eldest sibling Ollie Coombs documents the lives of their brother Nicolas (15) and sister Natalie (11), while they wait for the provincial government to announce it’s “back to school” policies for the upcoming year. This film offers a fresh glimpse into the day-to-day experience of one family living in the suburbs of greater Toronto, as Ollie interviews their siblings about school and the impact of the pandemic.

Part of THE CURVE, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us together. Enjoy more works from this series here .

  • writer
    Ollie Coombs
  • director
    Ollie Coombs
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • director mentor
    Min Sook Lee
  • editor
    Sonia Godding Togobo
  • director of photography
    Ollie Coombs
  • sound recordist
    Ollie Coombs
  • featuring
    André Coombs
    Natalie Coombs
    Nicolas Coombs
    Rennie Coombs
    Laura Lambourne
  • production supervisor
    Marcus Matyas
  • senior production coordinator
    Katie Murray
  • technical coordinator
    Kevin Riley
  • assistant editor
    Pranay Nichani
  • manager, studio operations
    Mark Wilson
  • studio administrator
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • studio coordinator
    Carly Kastner
  • online editor
    Serge Verreault
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • re-recording mixer
    Luc Léger
  • marketing manager
    Johanna Lessard
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis


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