FRIDAY
DECEMBER 16, 9:00PM
PROGRAM 4

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Canada | Drama | 5 min

Director/Writer: Daniel D Duguay

A seasoned crime boss scolds a newbie for making mistakes.
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Mortified
Canada | Documentary | 8 min

Director: Austin Lindsay

This film retells the journey of “Mortified” a play produced at York university during the pandemic and follows the emotional journey’s the creative team went through to tell a powerful story without diluting the subject matter through the loss of the live performance aspect.
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Flyer Boys
Canada | Drama | 19 min

Director/Writer: Taras Lesiuk

Producer: Annick SM

Cast: Ihor Olexiuk, Nestor Olexiuk

A grandfather transplanted from Ukraine and his Canadian-born grandson find themselves at cultural odds as they spend long summer days delivering flyers.
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Welcome, Addicts
Canada | Comedy | 13 min

Director: Emil Cheriyan

Writer: Waleed Shareef

Producer: Maryam Bakhtiar

Cast: Christine Cortes, Mitchell Nader, Natalie Scagnetto

A dysfunctional support group is introduced to their latest addict, Vlad. The rest of the group gets into a heated discussion as to whether or not this addition was a great idea. Poor Diane, the group leader, tries to keep it all from falling apart while also trying to make Vlad feel welcomed.
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The Care Giver
Canada | Drama | 11 min

Director: Brittany Charlotte Smith, Kenzie Yango

Writer: Brittany Charlotte Smith

Producer: Brittany Charlotte Smith, Kenzie Yango, Mk Morris

Cast: Brittany Charlotte Smith, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, Chelsea Muirhead

The Care Giver is about the overwhelming stress caregivers face in their everyday lives, and it centers around Catharine, an oncologist. This short explores the intimate side of what doctors feel when they burnout. Catharine’s feelings are also explored through the sound and physical presence of water, as we discover she is in constant fear of drowning in her own world.
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Echo
Canada | Drama | 15 min

Director: Quentin Ferrant

Writer: Laura Denmar

Producer: Joseph Natalie, Laura Denmar

Cast: Laura Denmar,  James Darch,  Anthony Tullo 

Hurt people hurt people. 'Echo' proffers a voyeuristic lens on a picture-perfect facade of 'happy ever after,' exposing the duplicitous nature of a narcissistic woman. An exploration of the cyclical nature of abuse through drama, demonstrating the ways in which domestic violence manifests, and echoes through generations.
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In The Shadow Of God
Canada | Horror | 18 min

Director/Writer: Brian Sepanzyk

Producer: Shelly Murray

Cast: Sara Canning, Adam Lolacher

As a woman packs up her childhood home following the passing of her father, she comes to learn that there may have been a more sinister threat behind his death, long buried on the grounds of the family home.