Two sisters celebrate the range of abilities of different communities by bringing all of their stories to light through their multi-platform organization TRU FACES.
See Us is a short participatory meets expository documentary narrated by Taylor Gaudon. The story follows Emilee and Hannah Schevers’ passion project entitled “Tru Faces”. “Tru Faces” is a multi- platform community created to generate a sense of belonging for anyone and everyone who faces the everyday challenges of living with a disability. This platform also provides opportunities for people to learn more about different disabilities and navigating the community.
Emilee and Hannah Schevers are two empowering sisters who strive to create a sense of belonging and community for those who face the everyday challenges of living with a disability. The girls grew up facing the challenges of their own disabilities in a small town called Peterborough ON, where they both felt a lacking sense of community and belonging. Fortunately, they had each other’s support, but outside of their sister relationship, they had no one.
Once they got older they had the opportunity to go to W. Ross Macdonald (school for the blind and partially sighted) for their trial programs. It was through this experience that Emilee and Hannah finally felt a sense of community that they had been longing for. This experience happened to also be the driving force and inspiration in the creation of the “Tru Faces” platforms. They wanted to create a place where anyone with a disability could feel welcomed and a sense of belonging. They also wanted to provide a learning experience for those who don’t know a lot about what it is like to live with a disability and wanted to create a sense of awareness. To this very day “Tru Faces" still operates as strong as ever and is only seeking more opportunities to grow.
Alyssa Bruno is the Co-Producer of See Us. She is a passionate storyteller and a dedicated creator. Being a part of this production was an experience like no other and felt honoured to join the See Us team. She is hoping to bring to light more information about disabilities as well as the efforts that the subjects are having to create community.
Brittany Markell is the Co-Writer of See Us. Her focus lies in writing and picture editing. After hearing about this project, she set out to write with her friend Taylor to execute this Brittany hopes to bring light to disabilities and break the stigma towards them.
Robin Gruszczynski is the Location Mixer and Sound Mixer on See Us. She is passionate about the art of writing and sound. As a Sound Designer and working alongside with the Director, she hopes to bring the community of Tru Faces to life.
Cameron Heraldo is the Assistant Camera and Behind the Scenes Photographer on See Us.
Taylor Jeanette Gaudon
Taylor Gaudon is the Director and Writer of See Us. She aspires to empower others to share their stories and experiences with the world. Throughout the creation of this documentary Taylor has applied her personal experiences as a partially sighted person to help tell the story of the Tru Faces community. She hopes to spread the message of community to those who struggle to find a sense of belonging, and to create awareness for those who don’t face the challenges of living with a disability.
Micah Rose is the co-Director of Photography on See Us. He has a love of bringing stories to life through the camera. He worked closely with the director and co-D.O.P. to ensure this story of hope and belonging is told in the most effective way possible.
Karin Elyakim is the Picture Editor and Boom Operator on See Us. She worked closely with the Director she hopes to bring the story of See Us to life. Karin worked closely with the Director as a best friend to deliver the story of the Emilee and Hannah.
Asad Chaudhry is the Co-Producer of See Us. He is a story creator and is passionate in bringing untold stories to life. On this project, Asad worked closely with the Director as a best friend to unfold the truth about disabilities.
Sumi Ragu is the Gaffer and co-Director of Photography on See Us. He is passionate for camera and sound.. As D.O.P. he brought the vision and story of See Us to life.
Katerina Melohe is the Assistant Picture Editor on See Us. She hopes to inspire people to voice their personal stories and help build communities.
Lauren Neeson is the Location Sound Recordist on See Us.