SHUTUP AND SAY SOMETHING 1
Documentary

Shut Up And Say Something

Year 2017
Runtime 81 mins
Language English

Preceded by the short film: Stories Of The Hip: One Night In Kingston


Shane Koyczan's poetry has made him a Canadian icon. This documentary shows its role in reconciling him to his estranged father.

Canadian icon Shane Koyczan has brought his spoken word poetry to stages all over the world, including TED Talks that have gone viral and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This documentary, both an introduction to his poetry and an exploration of his relationships with those around him, highlights his journey of seeking reconciliation with his father who abandoned him at an early age, and how in order to accomplish this, Koyczan has to rely on his poetry's vulnerability like never before.

Created by friend and filmmaker Stuart Gilles, SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING is directed by Vancouver-based filmmaker, Melanie Wood (FOR DEAR LIFE) and is at once distinctly Canadian, and definitively human.

SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING will be preceded by the short film:

Countries

Canada
Attending Guests
Director | Producer Melanie Wood and Director Of Photography | Story Writer Stuart Gillies at both screenings
Festivals
Vancouver International Film Festival
Director
Melanie Wood
Executive Producer
Murray Battle, Rudy Buttignol
Producer
Melanie Wood
Screenwriter
Stuart Gillies
Editor
Jean-Denis Rouette
Music
Brasstronaut, Shane Koyczan, The Short Story Long, We Are The City, Cayne McKenzie
Cast
Shane Koyczan, Len Koyczan, Loretta Mozart, Harlen Koyczan, Kim Koyczan