CBiM Short Film (2019)

Dominant Chord Film (2018)
September 10, 2018

The Script


Riley spent time pouring over Jessica's Art, Poetry, Journal entries and interviewed Jessica's Mother Monique Tirshman. From there she formed the story and wrote the script. Every draft had input from Monique with Jessica's Art and poetry woven into the fabric of the story at every opportunity.

Starring Cassie Collis & Mattie Shisko, CBiM is an Artistic Drama Short Film shot in Vancouver, British Columbia.

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN MARCH centers on Jessica, a young artistic introvert who wants nothing more than to go to college and live a normal life but is held back by cystic fibrosis a terminal illness. In order to deal with her thoughts and emotions she explores her own mortality through art and poetry in this mother-daughter story.

CBiM explores the use of At Overlays within it's storytelling, based on actual works of art by the real life Jessica. Elements of her experiences from her art are recreated digitally and placed onto the real world shots within the film.