Published on May 1st, 2021 | by Biz Books

Crazy8s2021: Luvia Petersen is pleased to support Crazy8s2021.

Six new short films for 2021 will be shared at an online Gala Screening on May 1, 2021 followed immediately by a Virtual AfterParty on Gather.

Production on the six short films took place in mid-March over the 8 celebrated days. Tickets are now available at

We spoke to Luvia Petersen about iDorothy.


Can you start by telling us about you, your Crazy8s film, and your involvement?

My name is Luvia Petersen and I’m a multi-nominated actor and director living here in Vancouver, BC. My Directing credits include the Leo Nominated short film Dog Bite, the Harold Greenberg Funded short film H.appiness and most recently the Crazy8’s co-produced short iDorothy.

My Crazy8s film is a sci-fi drama about a grieving widower, played by Hiro Kanagawa, who has his dead wife’s memories uploaded into her bio-synthetic replica. Once activated, she, played by Carmen Moore, begins experiencing flashes of terrifying images as buried secrets force their way to the surface threatening both of them.

I’m the Director.

What was the most memorable moment for you in the Crazy8s process?

My most memorable moment was during a rehearsal with Carmen Moore & Hiro Kanagawa. They were bringing so much vulnerability and honesty to each character that I had the pleasure of re-discovering my film on a deeper level.

What would your advice be for anyone considering Crazy8s?

Make sure the story lives in your heart. You need to know WHY you are making this film and will use that answer time and time again as your guiding light.

What books would be valuable to have read before participating in Crazy8s?

I read three books to prepare for Crazy8s. Master Shots by Christopher Kenworthy Volumes 1, 2 & 3. In fact, I think it was another Crazy8s director, Jay Kamal, who recommended them.

What other projects are you working on and where can we find out more about you?

You can find out more about me at

My team at Download Joy Productions and I will be working on a Music Video, developing a Feature Film to pitch to Telefilm and developing a Web Series.


Thanks to Luvia Peterson for speaking with us!

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