"Newcomer Vidya Lutchman holds the screen as a passive woman in an abusive relationship with a damaged boyfriend (Brad Carmichael) who too gradually weans herself from it through the power of music. This no-budget domestic drama is a solid, well-scored first feature by Web artist Tyler Gibb, and a sterling calling card for a future in film." - John GriffinMontreal Gazette.
Drama made for a song
Tyler Gibb tells a story of salvation through music with a tight budget but no end of dedication. Article by John Griffin.
"The film transcends its no-budget roots with a taut shooting and editing style and understated but powerful performances." Review and interview by Malcolm Fraser, Montreal Mirror.
Tyler Gibb talks all things Refrain on CKUT's UpStage
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Estelle Rosen host of UpStage, Montreal's theatre on radio show, speaks with director Tyler Gibb about the inception of Refrain and its continued evolution into the open source Side Project. Click here for CKUT 90.3 FM.
Refrain and the Refrain Side Project on CBC Daybreak Montreal
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Arts journalist Jeanette Kelly presents the Refrain Side Project, including clips from the movie, the Side Project and an interview with director Tyler Gibb. Click here for CBC Daybreak Montreal.
Songwriting for Film
Multi-platinum recorded songwriter and educator Andrea Stolpe interviews Tyler Gibb about music and movies.