FRIDAY
DECEMBER 16, 7:00PM
PROGRAM 3

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Persistence
Canada | Drama | 12 min

Director: Neil Schell

Writer: Krista Barzso

Producer: Krista Barzso

Cast: Krista Barzso, Chris O'Bray, David Tomlinson

Persistence is a story about what happens when romantic intentions cross over into stalking. The film explores what happens when trusts are broken but laws arenʼt, and just how much damage can be done to someoneʼs life in that space between.
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The Time You Left
Canada | Drama| 27 min

Director/Writer: Yvette Sin, Nikita Zhang

Producer: Jodie Man

Cast: Karrie Kwong, Maya O'Connor, Cynthia Ritchie, Shubei Zheng

When single mother Erica gets diagnosed with cancer, she has one goal: to protect Amelia, her precocious nine-year-old daughter, from the harsh realities of sickness. Amelia, however, will not be deceived so easily. She turns to her own devices— namely, her camera— to navigate through the familial intricacies of secrets and good intentions.
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Wayne
Canada | Drama | 21 min

Director: Aaron Rota, Matthew Raponi

Writer: Aaron Rota, Jacob Currie, Calyx Passailaigue

Producer: Aaron Rota, Astrid Harrison

Cast: Kenneth Northfield, Alyssa Neofotistos, Aaron Rota

Wayne is the eccentric alter ego of a young man trying to avoid his relationship ending in a train wreck.
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Tour to McWay
United States | Comedy | 13 min

Director/Writer: Andrew Kovac

Producer: Aidan Matney

Cast: Anthony Dain, Brian Westerley, Gracia Millenia

After 15 years of separation, two brothers confront their absent relationship as well as the recent passing of their mother.
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The Algorithm
Canada | Romance | 20 min

Director/Writer: Natasha Krishnan, Prasanna Paul

Producer: Mark Boucher, Natasha Krishnan, Prasanna Paul

Cast: Natasha Krishnan, Helly Chester, Obi Obikudu

Two people meet up for the first time at a charming diner on 42nd street. An evening filled with fun until things suddenly take a drastic turn as the night progresses.