A young woman escapes her habitual tasks through an undesirable alliance with fate. She is thus forced to witness her own unmerciful and unsympathetic self-destruction. Unable to accept her destiny, the young woman desperately struggles to free herself from her binding ruin, and thus finds herself eternally doomed to relive her disastrous past.
Emend marks Deco Dawson’s first film. Shot while at the University of Manitoba auditing a filmmaking class, Dawson chose to shoot on Super8 instead of the required 16mm. This decision would help Dawson develop his “early silent-cinematic style” that followed through his early development and next few projects.
Emend is also the first of 7 collaborations between Dawson and composer Patric Caird.