Canada Program

November 10 - 15, 2020

The Paperboy
Canada / Adventure / 12 mins

Director: Michael James Regan, Mark Brombacher

Writer: Mark Brombacher

Producer: Michael James Regan

Cast: Andrew Johnston, Hanna Anderson

 
A quick-witted paperboy in 80s suburbia must navigate bullies and deadbeat customers in order to collect enough cash to fix his guitar and perform at his crush's birthday party.
The Wireman
Canada / Animation / 11 mins

Director: Noah Brown

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The Wireman spends his days feeding a strange hole in the ground, until he makes a startling discovery that changes his life.
This Time With Feeling
Canada / Drama / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Spencer Glassman

Producer: Charlotte Lytle

Cast: Bren Eastcott, Benjamin Liddell

After a series of letdowns, Edith, a budding young actress starts to doubt her abilities and becomes more than a little unhinged.
Those Who Wait
Canada / Drama / 8 mins

Director/Writer: Taylor Grist

Producer: Joe Frechette, Cat Heaven

Cast: Makenzie Smith, Rebekah Gibson

Those Who Wait....
Two Sheriffs
Canada  / Drama / 8 mins

Director/Writer: Renay Absalyamov

Producer: Alexandre Moura

Cast: Charles Graham, Alex DeCicco

Realizing they are in a slasher movie and attempting to escape the crime scene, John and Paul bump into a maniac and now are in a dilemma: should they kill the maniac and destroy the entire movie universe or sacrifice themselves? What will they choose?
Unknown Caller
Canada / Suspense / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Clayton Holmes

Cast: Melody Mangler, Trey Helten

A beautiful burlesque dancer meets her self-proclaimed, biggest fan.
Verbicide
Canada / Comedy / 6 mins

Director/Writer: Santiago Fernandez-Concha

Producer: Rosanna Rassat, Jennifer Costa

Cast: Bruce Davies, Michelle Monteith

Trying to get back together with his ex-wife, an obsessive English professor instead gets the kick in the pants he needs to overcome his neuroticism for the English language.
Walking the Fenceline
Canada / Drama / 15 mins

Director/Writer/Producer: Jesse Foster

Cast: Jessie Fraser, Tom Stevens

In an effort to leave their small town lives, two lovers plan their escape.
We Hear Running
Canada / Drama / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Karine Dashney

Producer: Dark Horse Rising Productions

Cast: Matt Keyes, Karine Dashney

How two family members cope in isolation when the world has gone awry. Dani, a reclusive workaholic, self isolates in her apartment after a recent pandemic left her working from home. Elliot, her older brother, has made repeated attempts to contact her, but finds no answer, descending deeper into a disconnected reality as loneliness and depression overwhelm his sense of self.
Wife Me
Canada / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Gregory Fox

Writer/Producer: Hayden Finkelshtain, Hannah Galway

Cast: Hayden Finkelshtain, Hannah Galway

Wife Me is a short film that tells the story of a young couple that is forced to unpack a difficult topic of discussion after a particularly turbulent family event. The film is an intimate character piece that examines the importance of transparency in a relationship, and deals with the fact that, sometimes, there may just not be a right answer.
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