Whispers of Life


After a gay teenager is threatened by bullies, a stranger steps into the young man's life and actively uses the power of imagination to challenges his thoughts of suicide.


Released 2013

(21 film festival selections)

Produced By

Joshua M. Ferguson

Directed By

Florian Halbedl

Written By

Florian Halbedl


Travis Nelson

Patrick Gilmore

Aaron Rota

Veronica Jeske





Directors Guild of Canada, 2014

Nominee, DGC Team Award, Short Film

Reel Pride Film Festival, 2013

Winner, Audience Award, Best Canadian GLBTTQ* Short Film
Winner, Jury Award, Best Canadian GLBTTQ* Short Film

Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival, 2014

Winner, Audience Award


Produced by 

Joshua M. Ferguson

Rose Kzenia Delgado
Associate producer

Mike Banas
Associate producer

Sandrine Tunski
Associate producer


Craig Richey

George Campbell

Mike Banas
Film Editing

Joshua M. Ferguson
Production Design

Sebastian McBurney
Trainee assistant director

Dan Miller
First assistant director



Makeup Department 

Connie Agawin
Key makeup artist (as Connie Chiang)

Duk Soo Veronica Cho
Assistant makeup artist

Jeannie Chow
Key hair stylist

Taylor Dunn
Assistant makeup artist

Sarah Graham
Makeup consultant

Riley Harvey
Key makeup artist

Jessica Glyn Jones
Assistant hair stylist

Heather McLellan
Wig stylist

Natascha Pedersen
Key makeup artist

Art Department 

Chris Buffet
Graphic designer

Milan Gelon

Erald Kokalari
Concept artist

Sarah McCulloch
Greens supervisor

Kevin Santarosa
Property master

Norm Spence

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Ken Shapkin
Costume Design

Kristina Alary
Assistant costume designer

Bonnie Thor Kornahrens
Set costumer

Doanne Kalena Nielsen
Costume maker: Principal costumes (as Doanne K. Nielsen)
Seamstress (as Doanne K. Nielsen)

Christine Plishka

Editorial Department 

Carey Dickson
On-line editor

Achim Kapitza

Justin Li
Assistant on-line editor

Darren Tucker
I/o supervisor

Sound Department 

Kevin Belen
Re-recording mixer

Kirby Jinnah
Supervising sound editor

Peter Kepkay
Sound mixer

Kevin Lowe
Boom operator

Evan Richey
Cello performer

Ryan Thompson
Sound editor

Joe Watts
Re-recording mixer

Special Effects 

Dan Clark
Special effects coordinator

Visual Effects

Mark Meloche
Digital compositor

Kevin Struckman
Digital effects / lead visual effects artist

Angus Wakefield
Set supervisor


Camera and Electrical Department 

Rory Brett

Preston Cook
Second assistant camera

Adam S. Ferguson
Second assistant camera

Kimberly French
Still photographer

Stephen Grobe
Digital image technician

Peter Hadfield
Videographer: behind the scenes

Lori Holden
Still photographer

Caroline Longford

Landon Moseson
Videographer: behind the scenes

Arlein Perez Garcia
Dolly grip

Wayne Perkins
Dolly grip

Allison Short
First assistant camera

Robin Smith
Camera operator

Other crew 

Ariel Carefoot
Key production assistant

Caroline Jonsson
Background coordinator

Sandra Montgomery
Script supervisor

Justin Moore
Production assistant

Kassia O'Connor
Assistant to producer

Eddie Rochford
Production assistant

Karl Sachse
Key production assistant

Jason Yeung
Key production assistant

Location Management 

Sarah Long
Assistant location manager