Touch, a short film by writer/director Noel Harris, producer Mark O’Neill – starring Darryl Hopkins and Krystin Pellerin, introducing Jorja King & Benjamin Harris, IS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR THE 2016 DIVERSITY IN CANNES SHORT FILM SHOWCASE.
Touch is also as part of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival – Short Film Corner. Organized by the Festival de Cannes, the Short Film Corner is the essential rendezvous for filmmakers. Since 2004, short film producers and directors have chosen the Short Film Corner as the place to present their films, make meetings reality and take decisive steps for their future careers.
Touch was filmed in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The filmmakers would like to acknowledge the support of: The Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Cooperative (NIFCO), The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation (NLFDC), Telefilm Canada, and The City of St. John’s Arts Grants.
A poverty stricken single mother, facing eviction, desperately seeks a babysitter so that she can work. Touch is a story of love and sacrifice for family while challenging societal stereotypes of the poor.