Winner > Best Women Film Maker
A woman arrives for a piano lesson to find her teacher playing a piece that has no name and no end; she discovers that it is about a former lover whose memory still haunts the younger woman. When it is the older woman’s turn to play, she, too, cannot finish the piece she is playing, which was written by her daughter in the months prior to her death. As both women struggle to articulate their feelings of loss and grief, they realize that the music gives them a means of holding on to, and living with, their pasts. ‘Resonance’ is a film about memory and emotion – and about the power of music to articulate and give life to the human spirit.
Director > Rebecca Doherty
Writer > Rebecca Doherty
Producer > Freya McClements, Rebecca Doherty
Rebecca is a composer, writer, and filmmaker with experience in scoring short films, theatre productions, podcasts, and concert works. Her music has been featured in film festivals internationally, as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe and on BBC Radio Ulster. ‘Resonance’ is Rebecca’s debut as a writer/director, and is the first film from her production company Cantilena Pictures, which she founded in 2021. She has been kindly supported by Eastside, Arts Council NI, and the National Youth Film Academy during her career so far, and is one of the youngest members of the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021 program. A music graduate from the University of Cambridge, Rebecca is now completing an MA in Film and TV Composition at the University of Bristol and intends to pursue a career in both composing and filmmaking.