This short doc brings visibility to disability through the relationship of a talented improv duo, Mike Kamstra and Adam Wilkinson. Mike suffered a brain injury when he was 3 due to a motor vehicle collision. Though some may only see limitations, others see the comedian, friend and compassionate human being Michael embodies each and every day.
The film was made in less than 4 days for the 5 Day International Documentary Challenge. Carla, Colin and Nicolette shot the film over 2 days and edited most of the film between the hours of midnight and 6:00am. Over 100 films were submitted from around the world and By Accident was selected to be screened along with 11 other winners at Hot Docs 2013. The film was screened at the Innis Town Hall Theatre in Toronto.
Here’s a link to the home page of the contest where our video is posted.
By Accident took home two awards at the Durham Region Film Festival in 2016 in the Best Short Documentary and Best Regional Film categories.
Whitby, Oshawa, Courtice
Director, Cinematographer and Editor: Carla Sinclair
Main Cinematographer and Editor: Colin Burwell
Additional Camera Work: Nicolette Ross