We Forgot to Break Up

We Forgot to Break Up is a 2017 Canadian short drama film directed by Chandler Levack.[1] Adapted from the novel Heidegger Stairwell by Kayt Burgess,[2] the film centres on Evan (Jesse Todd), a former rock musician reintroducing himself to his ex-bandmates for the first time since abandoning the band and coming out as a trans man.[2]

We Forgot to Break Up
Directed byChandler Levack
Produced byMatt Hilliard-Forde
Nicole Hilliard-Forde
Written byChandler Levack
Steven McCarthy
StarringJesse Todd
Cara Gee
Grace Glowicki
Steven McCarthy
Mark Rendall
CinematographyCabot McNenly
Edited byBryan Atkinson
Motel Pictures
Release date
  • September 10, 2017 (2017-09-10) (TIFF)
Running time
15 minutes

The film's cast also includes Cara Gee, Grace Glowicki, Steven McCarthy, Mark Rendall, Dov Tiefenbach and Sofia Banzhaf.

The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[3] It won the award for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2017 Whistler Film Festival.[4]


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