“I grew up in the community in Calgary, Alberta, where The Maiden was filmed, and spent much of my teenage years hanging out in the ravine, the film’s central location. The Maiden is not completely autobiographical; however, there are many personal connections to events, characters and places contained in the film. For me, The Maiden is a poetic vision of teenage friendship, loss and grief, broken into two parts which share a cosmic connection, revealing layers of meaning and purpose even amidst moments of deep despair.”
Graham Foy is a writer, director based in Toronto, Canada. His short film August 22, This Year was presented at Cannes’ Critics’ Week and the New York Film Festival. In 2021, his first feature film script, The Maiden, was invited to participate in the Moulin d’Andé residency as part of the Cannes’ Next Step development program. In 2022, his debut feature The Maiden won the TRT First Cut + award for works in progress at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.