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.

Short Documentary Film - Released March 2023

Produced and directed by Steve Sugarman
Official Selection - The IndieFEST Film Awards - 2023

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Chad Valyear - Up from the Dark Trailer


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.

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 3 cats, 11 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)