Musical film YOU COME CALLING premieres via Zoom

Please join the celebration for the premiere of the musical film YOU COME CALLING. Based on the song from SUE SMITH’s 2021 pandemic release, TONIGHT WE SAIL, the lyrical imagery and musical chemistry are brought to life through the direction of director Tessa Fleming and the astute eye of cinematographer Daniel Grant. Joining Sue on screen is dancer and choreographer Karen Kaeja.

Sue Smith is an elegant performer known for her expressive voice and songs that explore her inner personal journey as it converges with the outer world, the poetic and the everyday. The film, YOU COME CALLING, extends Sue’s musical work, embodying her search for imagery and expression in the moving image.

Director Tessa Fleming says, “The genesis of this work was inspired by the evocative lyrics and beautiful sound of Sue Smith’s You Come Calling. The song, to me, is about the paradox of creative life. The desire and expectation in every artist, creator to merge with the muse that feeds them. Something calls us, we find it, we revel in the unification, in the creation, then we separate, to start the search again towards integration, towards wholeness.”

Karen Kaeja is an award-winning performer, choreographer, mentor, community builder and project instigator whose work intersects with relational perspectives. The mastermind behind Porch View Dances, she develops performance platforms for collaborative relationships between dancers, everyday people and the body.

Daniel Grant, CSC, is an award-winning cinematographer who has collaborated with some of Canada’s most celebrated directors, including Bruce MacDonald and Patricia Rozema, and earned nominations for the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and Canadian Screen Awards. for his work in the field of documentary and fiction. His recent credits include Danis Goulet night raidersproduced by Taika Waititi, and the HBO series station elevenwith Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel and Gael Garcia Bernal.

On Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m. on Zoom, the cast and crew of the film invite the public to join them for the premiere of YOU COME CALLING. Meet the leading artists. Discover the making of the film and join them for the first visualization. To register your attendance, email your name to, with “Call” in the subject line. Instead of a ticket cost, they invite you to join them by donating to MSF, the Red Cross or a charity of your choice.

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