Before Me

Before Me (L'homme de la Maison) is a bilingual film that explores social intolerance and its impact on children.  It was produced by Splitklips in collaboration with Treepot Media.



The Film

Screenings and Awards

Winner, Meilleure Intention at  Festival du Court-Métrage d'Auch, France, November 2016
Winner, Award of Excellence, Global Shorts, Los Angeles, November 2016
Winner, 2nd place - Narrative Films, Sandpoint Film Festival, Idaho, November 2016
Winner, Best International Film, Beacon Film Festival, Hertford, UK, February 2017
Official Selection, Equality Festival, Ukraine, December 2016
Official Selection, SAW Video Resolution 2017, Ottawa, February 2017
Official Selection, Malaysia International Film Festival, March 2017
Official Selection, i.P.A.S. Film Festival, Athens, Greece, April 2017
Official Selection, The Quarantine Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, July 2017
Semi-Finalist, AM Egypt Film Festival, Cairo, August 2017
Official Selection, Ouarzazate international film festival, Morocco, September 2017
Featured at Lights, Camera, CURE!, Ottawa, October 2017
Official Selection, Princeton Film Festival, New Jersey, November 2017
Official Selection, Auroville Film Festival, South India, December 2017
Official Selection, Cinema Crianza, Galicia, Spain, December 2017
Winner, Short Fiction (Professional Division), Mosaic Film Festival, Clarkson, Georgia, April 2018
Semi-Finalist, San Mauro Film Festival, Turin, Italy, May 2018
Rethinking Race - Short Film Screening, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, June 2019
Official Selection, Lahore International Children’s Film Festiva (LICFF), Pakistan, July 2019

Broadcast Television Premiere (Television edit), CBC Television, Ottawa, September 2016


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Behind the Scenes

Here are a few behind the scenes photos from our shoot.




About Treepot Media

About Treepot Media

Treepot Media is a production company based in Ottawa, Canada, that produces and collaborates on documentaries, short films, music, event and promotional videos. Our latest projects include Drum with Us, an advocacy video for ACTRA National's Diversity Committee and the short films Jasmin et Macarons, a conversation between a woman and her two friends over afternoon tea and Before Me, a film that explores social intolerance and its impact on children.

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