Ask The Plantain

Directed by Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos

Cinematography by Antonia Ramirez

Production Post

About the Short Film

Live Action , Documentary , Original , Experimental

A poetic short documentary film that follows a Greek Canadian woman’s journey into a metaphoric black hole in her heart. Alternating between myth and reality, Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos unravels the intricate tapestry of grief and the liminal space that exists between not belonging to the lands one was born on nor the lands one’s ancestors once came from.

Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos

Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos (she/her) is a director and editor based on the west coast. Jaime Leigh’s projects primarily concern the empowerment of women, social and environmental justice. Jaime Leigh is a recent winner of the ‘Hot Doc’s Cross Currents Doc Fund’ (2021) with co-director Kayah George for their documentary film ‘Our Grandmother the Inlet.’ The film is currently in post production, and the team will be launching an impact campaign and legal case to demand the rights of nature for the Burrard Inlet in partnership with ‘Sacred Trust’ led by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Jaime Leigh was one of 5 prominent emerging filmmakers selected for DOC BC’S Breakthrough Program (2022) with her short to feature documentary film ‘Ask The Plantain.’ The short version of the project received funding from ‘The Canada Council for the Arts’ February (2022).

Production Co


Executive Producer

Sebastien Galina


Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos

Executive Producer

Geoff Manton

Director of Photography

Antonia Ramirez

Executive Producer

Kristoff Duxbury

Executive Producer / Producer

Shelby Manton