Miss You Mom - PosterMiss You MomDealing with regret can be a very tall order

A heavy metal singer who is a spiraling drug addict is disrupted by a determined friend and a God who puts him back together right in front of those who broke him.

Produced and directed by Steve Sugarman
Multi-award winning short film seen by thousands in theatres all over the world.

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Chad ValyearChad Valyear Chad Valyear as himself

Lead singer of the band Valyear, Chad Valyear, has an amazing story that is an inspiration for those who fall into very dark places.

A message from Chad regarding this film:

Director's Statement

I first met Chad at a music gig where we opened for his band, Valyear. After a few minutes of conversation, I knew there was a journey in this guy that needed to be told. I got up the courage to ask if I could interview him and he jumped at the chance. This is just a snapshot of a two hour conversation I had with Chad. Truly a story of an amazing transformation that I hope inspires others to do the same.

Biography - Steve Sugarman

Steve SugrimSteve Sugrim Somewhere between light and sound, there is Steve. A multimedia artist from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Steve has several decades of work circling around photography, video, web design, music - and most recently - 3D animation, with this project 'Miss You Mom'.

Starting photography when he was only 11 years old, he has grown that love to being recognized as a Hollywood nominated director for his movie trailer, 'Collider'. He is a published music producer, and actively plays bass guitar.

He lives in 'a state of constant total amazement' in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with 2 cats, 8 fish, and 1 wife.

"Almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. Only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement." - Patricia (Meg Ryan) in Joe Vs. Volcano (1990)


WINNER - Short Film - 2 11 17 International Film Festival - 2023 WINNER - Best Documentary - Mokkho International Film Festival - 2023 WINNER - Best Documentary - Cinema Cappuccino - 2023 WINNER - Short Film - Ethereal Frames Film and Art Awards - 2023 WINNER - Documentary Short - Crown Wood International Film Festival - 2023 WINNER - Best Documentary - Kollywood International Film Festival - 2023 WINNER - Documentary Short - The IndieFEST Film Awards - 2023

FINALIST - Documentary Short - Bright International Film Festival - 2023 SEMI-FINALIST - Best Short - New York Cinematography AWARDS NYCA - 2023 SEMI-FINALIST - Best Short - Canadian Cinematography Awards CaCA - 2023 NOMINEE - Best Short - Faith in Film International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition - 2023 NOMINEE - Short Film - T.I.F.A. - Tiet International Film Awards - 2023 HONOURABLE MENTION - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival - 2024 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Stuff MX Film Festival - 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Jharkhand National Film Festival International - 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Markham Canada International Film Festival - 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION - South Film and Arts Academy Festival - 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Onyko Films Awards - 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Crown Point International Film Festival - 2023