Saturday April 2nd, 1pm

  • The Royal Cinema 608 College Street Toronto, ON, M6G 1B4 Canada

HOMEGROWN SHORTS SCREENING

 

PIT

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 6mins
Genre: Comedy
Producer: Ken C. Ogasawara
Co-Producers: Francis Coral Mellon, Nathan Steckley Leis
Executive Producers: Duncan Finnigan, Nicholas & Karen Oddson
Director:  Jonathan Steckley
Writer: Ken C. Ogasawara, Jonathan Steckley
Editor: Jonathan Steckley
Director Of Photography: Erik O’Neill & Francis Coral Mellon
Cast: Lindsay Stewart, Jennifer Gough

Synopsis:

Harvey finds a small connection with one of his female examiners in what should be an extremely uncomfortable situation at a testing facility.

FLUNG

WORLD PREMIERE
Running Time: 12mins
Genre: Drama, Romance
Producers: Meghan Heffern, Ashleigh Rains
Co-Producer: Christopher Warre Smets
Executive Producers: Jay Bennett, Christina Jennings
Director: Christopher Warre Smets
Writer: Meghan Heffern
Editor: Michael England
Director Of Photography: Juan Montalvo
Cast: Meghan Heffern, Steve Lund

Synopsis:

A young woman visits an old friend in New York City, and struggles with her deepening affection for him as they engage in an unexpected fling.

JULIA JULEP

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time 9mins    
Genre: Fantasy drama
Producer: Michael Solomon
Director: Alana Cymerman
Writer: Alana Cymerman    
Editor: Sophie Farkas-Bolla
Director Of Photography Benoit BeaulieuCast: Emmanuel Schwartz, Naeva Hernandez -Souki,

Synopsis:

On the way back from her mother's funeral, 6 year old Julia and her Uncle Jacky stop at a giant orange snack bar rumoured to contain a magic cure for sick people. When Julia disappears inside to seek it out, her panicked uncle is left in the seedy parking lot where he's forced to deal with his own, very real grief.  

LOOKING FOR TODAY

WORLD PREMIERE
Running Time: 7mins
Genre: Drama
Producer: Conor Rand Fitzgerald
Executive Producers: Conor Rand Fitzgerald, Kenton Blythe
Director:  Dylan Rayne Fitzgerald
Writer: Conor Rand Fitzgerald & Eric Lehmann
Editor: Conor Rand Fitzgerald
Director Of Photography: Bryan AngaritaCast: Nate – Kenton Blythe, Chester – Stephanie Lawlor

Synopsis:

After coming home from the second World War injured, Nate, a former boxer, turns to morphine to solve his problems. Chester, his girlfriend, struggles to find work. Nate wishes to regain his former self, Chester struggles to see a future. With nowhere to turn, the couple contemplates ending their lives.

ONTO US

WORLD PREMIERE
Running Time: 9mins
Genre: Drama
Producers: Natty Zavitz, Jon Riera, Connor Beardsly
Director:  Natty Zavitz
Writer: Natty Zavitz
Editor: Kat Webber
Director Of Photography: Jon Riera
Cast: Laysla De Oliveira

Synopsis:

When Maria is invited into Adrian and Alana’s already warm bed she’s forced to come to terms with her relationship to their relationship and their expectations for a new partner. 

DUTY CALLS

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 8mins
Genre: Drama
Producer: Jackie English
Executive Producer: bravofFACT! funded
Director:  Jackie English
Writer: Seán Cullen
Editor: Paul Whitehead
Director Of Photography: Clement Lush
Cast: Debra McGrath, Seán Cullen, Glenda Braganza, Paul Amos

Synopsis:

A beat cop on the night shift downtown has the unglamorous job of dealing with a drunk College street bar- a feisty older woman.  His duty as an officer conflicts with his impulses as a private citizen as he handles the situation in this observation on city social power dynamics.  A short drama with darkly comedic moments and a tour-de-force performance by McGrath.

DUDE, WHERE’S MY FERRET?

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 12mins
Genre: Comedy
Producers: Alison Parker, Michael Khazen, Amanda Konkin, Skye Matheson
Executive Producers: Andrea Goldthorpe, Crop King Seeds, Forest H. Back, Sr., Lush Lighting, Inc., and Hydrodynamics Int.
Director:  Alison Parker
Writers: Scott & Paula Merrow
Editor: Paolo Kalalo
Director Of Photography: Graham & Nelson Talbot
Cast: Jedidiah Goodacre, Brittney Wilson, Tim Carlson, Michael Roberds and Mike Smith as “The Bong”.

Synopsis:

Skeezix has grown a righteous marijuana plant for the Colorado Chronic Cup Contest, whose grand prize is a cool thousand dollars. When Skeezix's dream girl Zelda shows up at his stoner pad to give him a lift to the venue in Boulder, it seems like everything is going to be gnarly. But when Zelda runs off unexpectedly, leaving her buzzkill pet Ferret Bueller behind, the situation becomes decidedly bogus. Can Skeezix keep his plant and Ferret Bueller in one piece before Zelda gets back, or will the bumbling stoner lose everything?

KEYSTONE

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 16mins
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Director, Writer, Composer:  Ian Foster
Producer: Michael Ciuffini
Editor: Chris Darlington
Director Of Photography: Adam Penney
Cast: Des Walsh, Paul Wilson, Brad Bonnell And Jennifer Smith

Synopsis:

When Jack begins to forget, he visits Keystone, an organization with an unlikely mandate: making your most important memories truly ‘unforgettable.’ When Jack begins to recount moments from his life in an interview, he reveals the bond he formed with one particular woman, and the importance he has placed on their story.

THE SUBSTITUTE

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 22mins
Genre: Fantasy
Producer: Eva Sigurdardottir
Co-Producer: Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Executive Producer: Blindeye Films
Director:  Nathan Hughes-Berry
Writer: Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Editor: Nathan Hughes-Berry
Director Of Photography: Charlie Goodger
Cast: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, David Bamber, Ben Kerfoot, Haruka Abe, Anna Hogarth

Synopsis:

A young teacher takes a job at an unusual private school where she soon discovers that the boys have a sinister power over the girls. As the boys behaviour becomes increasingly threatening she uncovers the source of the girls fear; an ominous locked door at the back of the classroom.