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©Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

Program 1

Thursday, November 14, 7:05 pm

Joseph

Director/Writer: Alexander Diaz

Producer: Abigail Charland

Cast: John Goss, Abigayle Simpson

USA / Drama / 13mins
An Angel visits a young Joseph and attempts to convince him to wed a pregnant Mary. The Angel gives a doubtful Joseph a glimpse of the good that will come to humanity if he takes responsibility for Jesus. The Angel also shows him the evil that will prevail if he doesn't. In the end Joseph is given a choice, and his choice will have consequences not only for him, but also for all mankind.
Naked Dad

Director/Writer: Travis Carlson

Producer: Megan Gonsalves , Travis Carlson 

Cast: John Kehoe

USA / Comedy / 12mins
A sleepy father locks himself out of his fancy hotel room. Oh, and he’s naked.
Betsy

Director/Writer: Alain Mercieca

Producer: Paul Naiman

Cast: Laura Buchanan, Jacob Greco

Canada / Comedy / 21mins
A dark comedy about overcoming life's harsh fate.
Family Affair

Director/Writer: Brett Heard

Producer: Brett Heard

Cast: Chris Godinho, Vivian Hisey, Lindsay Ivan, Suzanne Miller

Canada / Comedy / 15mins
Many hilarious secrets come out when a daughter hosts her first family dinner with her boyfriend at their new place.
Company Man

Director: Spencer Shiffman

Producer: Mark Corbin

Writer: Michael Stark

Cast: Andrew Presniak, James Smith, Sara Flicht, Florian Francois, Dylan Shiffman

Canada / Comedy / 5mins
Greg is interviewing for a job but he doesn't know what the company does and they won't tell him.
Wait For Laugh

Director/Writer: Patrick Franklin

Writer: Philana Mia

Producer: Patrick Franklin, Philana Mia 

Cast: Tim Spears, Amie Lytle, Philana Mia

USA / Comedy / 17mins
When a man walks away from a twelve-story jump without a scratch, he begins a journey that has him questioning everything he once believed about life... and death.
Utopia

Director/Writer: Kosta Nikas

Producer: Kosta Nikas

Cast: Magdalena Stamos, Adam Hatzimanolis, Will Gabriel

Australia / Comedy / 15mins
A man returns to his country only to find a society where citizens police each other with their mobile phones and where there is more freedom inside
prison rather than outside it. Desperate, but unable to escape, the brave act of one woman gives him his freedom.