A young marine navigation student suffers intense anxiety during his final exams, when an incident from his past returns to both haunt and help him. 

Mariner follows Nate as he goes through his final exams before heading out to sea. He has found a remarkable crewing position, but his ongoing anxiety causes him to screw up during a simulation testing. Despite his other successes, this fails him. He decides to go about the rest of the day's exams, when he notices an instructor who was never there before, despite his classmates saying otherwise. Through her he is given a gift similar to one he once received after nearly drowning as a child. A gift that helped him find his strength then, and hopefully can help him now.


Festivals

Canada's Top Ten Shorts 2016
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - Calgary International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - Hamilton Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - South Western International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Sarasota Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Nashville Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Emerging Lens Film Festival 2017

SCREENINGS

Feb 2017 - Not Short on Talent - Telefilm Canada + Phi Centre in Montreal, QC
April + May 2017 - Air Canada Flights "In the Air and Underground" program
May 2017 - Telefilm Not Short on Talent @ Cannes


CAST

Nate  |  Thomas Olajide

Hannah  |  Alison Louder

Instructor  |  Alli Chung

Colin  |  Rod Wilson

CREW

Writer/Director  |  Thyrone Tommy 

Producers  |  Alona Metzer  |  Thyrone Tommy 

Cinematographer  |  Nick Haight  

Editor  |  Christine Armstrong 

Music  |  Erica Procunier 

Casting  |  Marjorie Lecker