"Numb" - A short film by Liv McNeil


Wake up. Reminisce. Be productive (or not). Yell endlessly into the void.

Soul-crushing daily routine has become the norm during these months of pandemic isolation, and a Toronto-area teen has managed to capture the feelings of that endless loop in just three minutes.

Liv McNeil, a 15-year-old student at Etobicoke School of the Arts, has astonished many with her short film called “Numb.” The film comes from McNeil’s real-life experience of numbness related to online learning.

Although this is not every child's experience, it's a good idea to keep this film in mind and to check in with your kids, even when they seem to be doing "fine."

directed, edited, written by and starring: Liv McNeil
song: my tears are becoming a sea - M83