“With ForeArtsake, director/screenwriter Robert Young has created a world of characters I want to know and experience. The story unfolds with care, emotion and passion. I want to see where Robert Young takes me next.” 
-Alejandra Sosa, Director Communications, Directors Guild of Canada
Jacob Holden, a brilliant street artist and the distinguished director of the National Gallery of Art, Mathew Harrison, collide in this dramatic character study that leaves hope at the mercy of suffering and a promising young artist on the brink of self-destruction.
Imagine Jean-Michel Basquiat was rendered unable to paint at the height of his talent and popularity. What demons would surface? What triumphs would be challenged? How would the artist identify himself? This is ForeArtsake.
A rebellious, self-taught artist struggles to cope with depression when his only therapy, his ability to paint, is seemingly taken away from him when he is hit by a car and paralyzed. His compassionate aunt, loving girlfriend, and loyal best friend try frantically to uplift his spirits and nearly succeed until he becomes privy to a perceived betrayal that sends him spiralling out of control.
The story takes place in a visually stunning metropolitan city primarily in 3 locations: the Holden apartment, a high-rise in the heart of the city, These Eyes Lounge, a modern speakeasy notoriously known for showcasing the city’s most talented underground artists, and The National Art Gallery, a masterpiece in architecture featuring a remarkable collection of international artworks.
Jacob Holden, early 20’s, old-soul, introvert, master artist. Violet Holden, mid 40’s, slender, attractive, spirited, compassionate aunt. Sharon Reynolds, early 20’s, stylish, messy hair, stunning, loving girlfriend. Austin Brown, mid 30’s, muscular, humble demeanour, powerful voice, loyal best friend. Matthew Harrison, late 40’s, distinguished, meticulous National Art Gallery director.
ForeArtsake dynamically examines the passion of creativity juxtaposed against the struggle of unexpected life circumstances and the emotional impact it has on mental health and one’s perception of tragedy over triumph.
“ is but the journey that cannot be judged before the bend.” -Austin Brown
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Robert Young performing "This Is Faith," one of the poems performed by Austine Brown in Fore Artsake

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