When local filmmaker Krystal Kiran Garib heard about the tragic killing of Simon Fraser University student Maple Batalia, she knew she had to do something about it.

So she set to work on a five-minute film, "Thy Beauty's Doom," which will be released next year.

It was such a tragic and unnecessary thing that has happened,” Garib told Global News. ““I really wanted to make the type of film that she would want to be part of."

In September 2011, Batalia, a 19-year-old model and actress, was shot to death in a Surrey campus parking lot.

Garib wrote, directed, and starred in the film, which, according to IMDb, is based on Sonnets 14 and 66 by William Shakespeare and inspired by the artwork of Batalia.

The film's original soundtrack will be for sale on iTunes, with proceeds going to the Maple Batalia Memorial Fund.

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