We Forgot to Break Up
After a three-year hiatus from his indie rock band, Evan is now a proudly trans man. Suddenly reunited with his former bandmates, he finds that while some things have changed, the past is still painful to revisit.
In WE FORGOT TO BREAK UP, filmmaker Chandler Levack explores the heartache of letting go of the past in order to find peace within.
Set in the moments before the band takes the stage, Levack skillfully captures the kinetic and fast-paced energy of a rock show with intimate scenes of raw dialogue and vulnerability.
Grounding the film is newcomer Jesse Todd, whose deeply moving performance as Evan makes the undeniable case for the importance of seeing trans actors playing trans roles. As each band member enters the story, their complicated relationships come into focus with a familiar mix of heartache, acceptance, and resentment. The emotional reunion culminates in a beautiful musical performance that showcases Levack’s background in music journalism and music videos. As the band performs, Todd’s gripping performance delivers the film’s powerful and cathartic finale. WE FORGOT TO BREAK UP is Levack’s impressive debut short. After a successful festival run, including the Toronto Film Festival and SXSW, we’re excited to exclusively premiere the film on Vimeo