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Gau Aaeko Baato

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

Original name: Gau Aaeko Baato
English name: Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
Year: 2023
Run time: 92 Min
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Canada
Director: Ariane Louis-Seize
Producers: Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Line Sander Egede
Cast: Sara Montpetit, Félix-Antoine Bénard, Steve Laplante, Noémie O’Farrell, Marie Brassard, Madeleine Péloquin, Marc Beaupré, Patrick Hivon, Micheline Bernard, Ariane Castellanos
Screenplay: Christine Doyon, Ariane Louis-Seize
Cinematographer: Shawn Pavlin
Editor: Stéphane Lafleur
Sound Designer: Thierry Bourgault D’Amico, Marie-Pierre Grenier, Simon Gervais, Luc Boudrias
Music Composer: Pierre-Philippe Côté
Production Company: Art et essai
World Sales: H264 Distribution


  • Venice FF 2023
  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • Vancouver IFF 2023
  • Sitges FF 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2022 See You In My Dreams (Short)
  • 2020 Shooting Star (Short)
  • 2019 The Depths (Short)
  • 2019 Rituals (Short)
  • 2018 Little Waves (Short)
  • 2016 Wild Skin (Short)

Director's Biography:

Ariane Louis-Seize

Ariane Louis-Seize is a French-Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal. She made her directorial debut with her short film Wild Skin, which has travelled in more than 50 festivals. In 2017, she directed Little Waves, which had its world premiere at TIFF and its international premiere at the Berlinale. She is also known for her short film The Depths (2019) followed by Shooting Star (2020), which both had their world premiered at TIFF. With Shooting Star, she won a dozen awards and was nominated for a Prix Iris nomination at the 22th Quebec Cinema Award. Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person, is her first feature film.


Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: she’s too sensitive to kill! When her exasperated parents cut off her blood supply, Sasha’s life is in jeopardy. Luckily, she meets Paul, a lonely teenager with suicidal tendencies who is willing to give his life to save hers. But their friendly agreement soon becomes a nocturnal quest to fulfill Paul’s last wishes before day breaks.