Iris Prize 2019

Terminally In Love


Emily Jenkins & Justin Black


Emily Jenkins, Justin Black, Lana Maclin & Charmaine Kachibaia


Emily Jenkins



canada, 17 mins

Terminally in Love takes us on a first-person, stream-of-consciousness journey through a haze of heartbreak, pot smoke, heroic delusions, failed connections, wistful fantasies and cringe-worthy dreams. Our protagonist’s rambling interior monologue and her memories of a messy breakup collide in a dizzying – and frequently hilarious – kaleidoscope of sounds and images. 

Programme | Modern Love | Cineworld Screen 15 | Fri 11 Oct 12pm

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Emily Jenkins and Justin Black are a director duo from Toronto, Canada. While studying at Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media they created short film THE PATH, with Emily as writer/director, and Justin as cinematographer/editor, which won the National Screen Institute of Canada’s Fearless Female Director award, and 4 Ryerson TARA Awards including Best Directing, Best Cinematography and Best Post-Production. TERMINALLY IN LOVE is their first film as co-directors, and has received support from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Alongside her live action filmmaking, Emily works at Guru Animation Studio and wrote and directed the animated short TRUE’S NEW YEARS COUNTDOWN which aired on Netflix in 2017. Justin works as a director of photography and has shot 21 short films, award winning music videos, and commercials for international brands