The High Level Bridge

Trevor drops his camera from Edmonton’s High Level Bridge in memory of those who’ve jumped.

“Better, minute for minute, than most of the features at your multiplex.” - Roger Ebert

“Very accomplished filmmaking.” - Werner Herzog

“Edmonton’s High Level Bridge is a frequent spot for suicides. Trevor Anderson documents the bridge’s history and its place in collective psychology with insight and wit. Finding humour in dark territory, The High Level Bridge showcases chilling shots of the North Saskatchewan River, and pays homage to the people and events surrounding an odd landmark. The film culminates in a final enigmatic jump – a brilliant cinematic gesture.” - Magali Simard, Toronto International Film Festival

“Oh, great! It’s great! Really great job.” - Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons

2010 / 5 minutes

Awards

  • Honourable Mention for Live Action Short Film
    2010 - AFI Fest, American Film Institute, Los Angeles
  • Outstanding Experimental Film or Video Under 40 Minutes
    2012 - FAVA Awards of Excellence

Upcoming Screenings

Past Screenings

  • Toronto International Film Festival
    2010 - Toronto, Ontario
  • Atlantic Film Festival
    2010 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
    2010 - Edmonton, Alberta
  • image+nation Montreal International LGBT Film Festival
    2010 - Montreal, Quebec
  • AFI Fest (American Film Institute)
    2010 - Los Angeles, California
  • Whistler Film Festival
    2010 - Whistler, British Columbia
  • Sundance Film Festival
    2011 - Park City, Utah
  • Nordlys Film and Arts Festival
    2011 - Camrose, Alberta
  • Prends ça court! presents The Best of Sundance Shorts
    2011 - Québec City, Québec
  • South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival
    2011 - Austin, Texas
  • Prends ça court! presents The Best of Sundance Shorts
    2011 - Montreal, Quebec
  • Dallas International Film Festival
    2011 - Dallas, Texas
  • Sarasota Film Festival
    2011 - Sarasota, Florida
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival
    2011 - Calgary, Alberta
  • Dawson City International Short Film Festival
    2011 - Dawson City, Yukon
  • Reel Shorts Film Festival
    2011 - Grande Prairie, Alberta
  • Doxa Documentary Film Festival
    2011 - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Corner
    2011 - Cannes, France
  • Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival
    2011 - Toronto, Ontario
  • Fairy Tales International Queer Film Festival
    2011 - Calgary, Alberta
  • Wide Open Wide: Edmonton
    2011 - Edmonton, Alberta
  • Wide Open Wide: Saskatoon
    2011 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Wide Open Wide: Winnipeg
    2011 - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Frameline35: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
    2011 - San Francisco, California
  • Los Angeles Film Festival
    2011 - Los Angeles, California
  • BAMcinemaFEST: Sundance Institute Art House Project
    2011 - Brooklyn, New York
  • Wide Open Wide: St. John's
    2011 - St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest
    2011 - Palm Springs, California
  • Wide Open Wide: Halifax
    2011 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    2011 - Los Angeles, California
  • Wide Open Wide: Victoria
    2011 - Victoria, British Columbia
  • Gimli Film Festival
    2011 - Gimli, Manitoba
  • NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival
    2011 - New York, New York
  • Rooftop Films 2011 Summer Series
    2011 - New York, New York
  • Chicago International Film Festival
    2011 - Chicago, Illinois
  • Philadelphia Film Festival
    2011 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sundance Institute Art House Project: Ragtag Cinema
    2011 - Columbia, Missouri
  • 24fps International Short Film Festival
    2011 - Abilene, Texas
  • Starz Denver Film Festival
    2011 - Denver, Colorado
  • Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
    2011 - Toronto, Ontario
  • Moscow Short Film Festival
    2011 - Moscow, Russia
  • Sundance Institute Art House Project: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
    2011 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sundance Institute Art House Project: The Loft Cinema
    2012 - Tucson, Arizona
  • Sundance Institute Art House Project: Music Box Theatre
    2012 - Chicago, Illinois
  • Sundance Institute Art House Project: Pickford Cinema
    2012 - Bellingham, Washington
  • Sundance Institute Art House Project: Coolidge Corner Theatre
    2012 - Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Sundance Institute Art House Project: Jacob Burns Film Center
    2012 - Pleasantville, New York
  • Sundance Institute Art House Project: Michigan Theater
    2012 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Dam Short Film Festival
    2012 - Boulder City, Nevada
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
    2012 - Cleveland, Ohio
  • London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
    2012 - London, UK
  • Reel Canadian Film Festival
    2012 - Fernie, British Columbia
  • What Matters
    2012 - London, UK
  • Freiburg Gay Film Festival
    2012 - Freiburg, Germany
  • Mix Milano
    2012 - Milan, Italy
  • Artists for Literacy, Art Gallery of Alberta
    2012 - Edmonton, Alberta