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A Tough Day

A father reflects on his dysfunctional upbringing and
how that has shaped him today, while a daughter
discovers a new side of her father through his memories.

Directed/Produced by Averie Severs

Cinematography by Haley O'Halloran

Sound by Lolita Shamon

Editing by Rowan O'Brien

First-Time Filmmakers Session 2019

The Lift-Off Session 2020

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Twinkle Toes

Averie searches for the answer as to why young boys

are pushed out of the dance world.

Directed/Produced by Averie Severs

Cinematography by Dylan Alsop

Sound by Lolita Shamon

Editing by Rowan O'Brien

Now available to stream on the DanceBUG Channel

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Closeted high school student Nicki has a crush on her

friend Ellen, and, after an incident at their graduation

party, wonders if she feels the same way.

Directed by Rowan O'Brien

Produced by Averie Severs

Cinematography by Haley O'Halloran

Sound by Lolita Shamon

Editing by Maya Vukov

Toronto Youth Shorts (2019) Self-Reflections program, co-presented by Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

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City Limits  (coming soon)

   Blaire must manage the expectations of her mother

   while dealing with the disappearance of her (secret)

girlfriend from their small town. 👭

Directed by Rowan O'Brien

Produced by Averie Severs

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Holding On

A young woman tries to rid her memory of broken love.

Directed by Averie Severs

Cinematography by Cristian Nigro

Editing by Danish Gaffer

Filmed on 16mm film

Finalist AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2017

Semi-Finalist Women's Voices Now Online Film Festival 2019

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Where I Am


Pleasure Dome Essential Work Program, 2020

Toronto Queer Film Festival, 2021

Breakthroughs Film Festival, 2021

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, 2021

Director/Sound Design by Christine Wu,

Edited by Averie Severs,

Title Sequence by Meagan Veneracion 

(link upon request)

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About Me

Averie Severs recently attended York University for film production where she focused on documentary filmmaking and producing. She left with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a plethora of knowledge. Averie produced four films during her time at York and she extended her producing knowledge by helping a variety of productions with funding and post-production work, running a successful Indiegogo campaign for Rumspringa, and managing Instagram and other social media accounts. To date, Averie has directed two documentaries, A Tough Day and Twinkle Toes. Currently, Averie is expanding her interests by writing her web series, Q&Aime and her short film Nathan. She is currently working on the short film Hospice planned to film in late summer 2022. All while working remotely as an editor, streaming assistant and tech support at a large media company with clients in Canada and the United States. Averie still has an interest in documentary filmmaking outside of school and is slowly developing a project that will highlight amazing humans in her hometown. 

Besides film, Averie also has an interest in journalism and social media marketing. Averie was the Campus Correspondent for the York U Chapter of Her Campus. An online magazine supporting women while in University. Other interests include film photography and food photography aka her side gig Crave with Ave.

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