Synopsis: Unsatisfied and anxious about the state of her career, an actress finds solace in a recurring dream that promises otherworldly salvation – if only she can make it last.
In astrology, the Saturn Return is when the planet Saturn returns to the place in the sky it held at the time of one’s birth. This typically takes 27-30 years, and it’s believed to line up psychologically with a person’s first trials of true adulthood. It’s a time of uncomfortable growing pains but when it completes, the person is believed to have left youth behind and to have entered into their authentic self. Two to Look, One to See is inspired by this concept and explores existentialism through a fantastical lens.
Bea studied literature and art history at McGill University before moving to Toronto to begin her career in film. Her credits include: the lead of the franchise A Very Country Christmas, a principle role in Season 3 of HBO’s True Detective, a series regular role on HULU’s the Hardy Boys, five seasons and counting as a recurring character on CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, a supporting role in the Ethan Hawke lead bank drama Stockholm which premiered at Tribeca and the female lead in the Canadian-German Co-production Coconut Hero.
She is also an award winning filmmaker. Her first film Where There’s Smoke, which she produced, directed and wrote, played in festivals in four continents, taking home three best actor awards, one sound design award and a best director nomination. Under the banner of ifyousayso Films, Bea makes movies that fuse female-centred stories with magic realism and lo-fi sci fi.