Beyond the world-famous sights and tourist attractions of Niagara Falls, there’s another side to the city, a side that’s on display in this compelling neo-noir mystery by Toronto’s Albert Shin (IN HER PLACE, KCFF15). Downton Abbey’s Tuppence Middleton plays Abby, a young woman who’s back in town to deal with the recent death of her mother and the motel she left to Abby and her sister Laure (Hannah Gross). But when Abby becomes fixated on the decades-old case of a missing boy, she becomes enmeshed in secretive, shadowy matters with far-reaching implications. Great performances by Marie-Josée Croze, Noah Reid and – in a rare acting turn – David Cronenberg help deepen the allure of Shin’s twisty thriller.
Born in Ottawa, ON, Canada to Korean immigrant parents, Albert Shin graduated from York University in Toronto with a B.F.A. in Film and Video Production in 2006. After graduating, Albert began directing, producing and editing music videos, short films and short documentaries before directing his debut feature, POINT TRAVERSE in 2009.
In 2014, Albert’s second feature, IN HER PLACE premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before screening at numerous film festivals worldwide. IN HER PLACE went on to receive 7 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay. The film also won Special Jury Prizes at the Festival Du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Taipei Film Festival. Albert was the 2015 recipient of the Jay Scott Prize for Emerging Artist by the Toronto Film Critics Association.
In addition to his directorial efforts, Albert was a producer on Igor Drljaca’s KRIVINA  and THE WAITING ROOM , both of which had worldwide festival acclaim. Together with Igor, they founded the Toronto-based production company TimeLapse Pictures, which specializes in producing artist-driven films to an international audience.