Ayda and Lily arrive at their parents’ cottage by the lake to prepare for an annual winter break getaway with their
life-long friends. ‘The Six’, as they all call themselves, have travelled from afar to continue a tradition more than a decade in the making. When Sophia, Zeke and Justin’s younger brother, Kyle arrive, the party has already started. Ignoring the mounting tension between Sophia and Ayda, the fact that Justin bailed at the last minute, and that Ayda and Zeke keep winking at each other – everything is as it should be. Especially when Justin, the golden boy med student, surprises the group by showing up unexpectedly.
But tensions rise when Justin’s arrival causes Zeke and Ayda to put their relationship on pause, and the group begins rehashing old memories and old traumas. During an increasingly alcohol-fuelled game of, ‘Never Have I Ever’, things become very messy when, goaded by Justin, Zeke drops a bomb. And suddenly, nothing is the same. As The Six struggle to process their new reality, they desperately cling to each other. And, hopefully, their friendship.
KOUMBIE is an award winning director, writer, and actor. In front of the camera she has appeared in a number of productions with reoccurring roles on shows including CBC productions; Mr. D, Diggstown and Addison, as well as the final season of OUTtv’s Sex & Violence.
Since going behind the camera, Koumbie has directed a number of award winning short films including the CBC Short Film Face-Off winner Hustle & Heart, a 1k wave film, Ariyah & Tristan’s Inevitable Break-Up, and an episode of the Canadian Screen Award Best Limited Series nominee Studio Black!.
In 2016 she was named a “One to Watch” by Sea in Be Scene, in 2018 she was selected as a Five in Focus: Atlantic Director and in the same year won a Telefilm Talent to Watch Grant. She has received four ACTRA Maritimes award nominations for Outstanding Performance and 2 Screen Nova Scotia nominations for the Women & Film Best Director award.
About to see her first feature film released, Koumbie looks forward to telling to more stories that feature new voices and perspectives.