Maggie Hope is a writer, film maker and student at Concordia University. Hope is in her final year of a bachelor’s degree in sociology and sexuality studies. Her work explores themes of the self, sexuality, queerness, vulnerability and community. Maggie is currently living in Montreal, Canada.
Current project apart__together, formed by filmmaker/writer Maggie Hope and violinist/composer Aliayta Foon-Dancoes, started as a remote, collaborative project where the Vancouver-born artists could process their experiences of self isolation through art creation. Having gone through all of primary and high school together, but now living in Montreal and London respectively, the artists found a space of reunion and creativity through rapidly shifting circumstances.
As social distancing regulations began to take effect, they shared video footage and audio recordings of their experiences as a way of connecting with each other. The recordings were then edited together and posted on Instagram for friends and family to view.
This isolation project is an ongoing conversation between two friends separated by time and space.
Hope’s 2018 film Desire was featured in Montreal film festival FliQs, and a student film exhibition in collaboration with Concordia University’s Fine Arts Student Alliance.
Her current project apart__together is featured in 2020 SSFF Spring Shorts Festival.