Why Do I Stand Here


Director / Writer / Co-Producer

Runtime: 3 minutes

Created for TEDx Sydney



When Vincent, an older man suffering with dementia, is faced with the confronting memories of his late wife, he is pulled through an array of distorted and unreliable memories from an epic love he shared with her. We experience his disorientated and slightly haunting mind as we dive into a web of conflicting and intertwined memories. He then is brought back to the present just to relive the loss of his late wife as if it were the first time experiencing it.

Head of Department Credits:

Writer & Director: Lexee Gordoun
Producers: Zain Ayub & Lexee Gordoun

1st Assistant Director: Zain Ayub

2nd Assistant Director: Nadine Torney
DOP & Editor: Chris Ras

1st AC: Ben Lawford

Gaffers: Datu Bethke & Finn Ashton
Designer: Lauren Griffiths & Ella Grinberg

H&MUA: Fox Wilde

Sound Recordist and Designer: Gordon Fletcher

Composer: Steve Toppa


Amelia: Lily Brown Griffiths

Older Vincent: Paul Jones

Young Vincent: Lane Davis

Ava: Siera Leyshon