L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Circus Person

Canadian Premiere

Circus Person

Britt Lower

United States | 2020 | 17 min
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This film is part of Naël Jammal’s Carte Blanche

Ava (Britt Lower) is a square. When her fiancé admits to loving a free spirit named Luna (Jess Marks), Ava joins a local circus in an act of wild abandon. But the heartache isn’t easily rinsed off, and starts to feed her fear that she’s not cut out for being wild too.” Wrestling with envy and imposter syndrome, Ava tests out a letter addressed to the other woman.” Live action and animated body-paint interweave in this ode to healing through radical love.
Other festivals:
Catalyst Film Festival, United States (2021)
We Are One Global Film Festival, Online (2020)
Mill Valley Film Festival, United States (2020)
Nashville Film Festival, Audience Award, United States (2020)
Tribeca Film Festival, United States (2019)
Director Britt Lower
Director of Photography Alexandre Naufel
Production Alex Knell, Desiree Staples, Sam Fox
Associate Producer Jasmine Dickens
Artistic Direction Alex Knell
Make Up Artist Christopher Agostino
Editing Alex Knell
Cast Ramona Young, Philip Smithey, Lexi Powell, Jess Marks, Britt Lower
Artists Flynn Creek Circus
Sound mixing Cem Durson
Music Ohtis Band, Jason Lesser, Mamuse Band

In Partnership with



• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Saturday, march 25, 2023, 02:00 p.m. — 04:00 p.m.


Britt Lower

Britt Lower

Britt Lower is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker and artist. CIRCUS PERSON, which she wrote and stars in, is her directorial debut and was produced by the female film collective, Greatgrandma. She plays Helly” in the Emmy-nominated series SEVERANCE on Appletv+ and recently made her circus debut in the 2022 season of Circus Flora in St. Louis, MO. She first encountered the circus lifestyle while running a face-painting business with her mother as a teenager. She is currently developing Circus Person into a feature film with April Shih and Diversity Hire Ltd.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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