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Saturday, March 24 12:00pm

HOMEGROWN SHORTS PROGRAM

 

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THE LAST GOODBYE

CANADIAN PREMIERE
Running Time: 8mins
Genre: Drama, Love Story
Director: James Benda
Writer: James Benda
Producer: James Benda
DOP: James Benda
Editor: James Benda
Music: Various

Cast: Joanna McAuley-Treffers, David Jacklin

Synopsis:  How far would you be willing to go to be with the one you love?  How far is too far? Meeting with her husband for the last time, a woman must decide if she will continue, change or end her current reality. Get ready for a trip...

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TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 9mins
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Chris Ross
Writer: Chris Ross
Producers: Jesse Katzev, Chris Ross
Executive Producers: Lauren Corber, Tom Nesbitt
DOP: John Ker
Editor: Simone Smith
Music: Michelle Osis

Cast: Jenna Harder, Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt

Synopsis: Although they’ve been connected on social media for years, Jill and Pia are basically strangers in real life. A chance encounter at the local pool turns into an awkward session of ‘catching up’ when their assumptions about each other provoke surprising revelations.

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BREATHING THROUGH A STRAW

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 18mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Leigh Rivenbark
Writer: Leigh Rivenbark
Producers: Leigh Rivenbark
DOP: Wes Miron
Editor: Leigh Rivenbark
Music: Roman Molino Dunn

Cast: Christian Lloyd, Will Brisbin, Trevor Pease, Tarah Consoli, Doug Mertz, Sandra Nicholls, Christy Dean, Andréa Jorawsky, Patrick Lundeen

Synopsis:  When a hookup ends in homicide, Parker decides to confront the man who abused him as a child. Inspired by a true story, Breathing Through a Straw is written and directed by Leigh Rivenbark. The film won the Best Alberta Short award at the Calgary International Film Festival.

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BEFORE THE DAY

WORLD PREMIERE
Running Time: 7mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Paul McGillion
Writer: Steve Belford
Producer: Bernie Yao
Executive Producers: Paul McGillion, Steve Belford
DOP: Bryce Zimmerman
Editors: Steve Belford, Paul McGillion
Music: Andy Warren

Cast: Paul McGillion, Steve Belford

Synopsis: Before the Day follows Ray and his younger brother Danny as they go out on the town before a life changing event.

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THE CATCH

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 15mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Holly Brace-Lavoie
Writer: Holly Brace-Lavoie
Producers: Sarah Mannering, Fanny Drew
Executive Producer: Genevieve Dulude-De Celles
DOP: Joseph Baron
Editor: Sophie Benoit Sylvestre
Music: Serge Nakauchi Pelletier

Cast: Charli Birdgenaw, Billy Iliopoulos, Joseph Napolitano, Sara Bradeen, Nafsika Baloukas

Synopsis:  THE CATCH is about a tough young girl named Morgan who loves fly fishing in the river near her home. She also likes boys. But boys don’t like girls who fish. Morgan can’t seem to reconcile her two interests. Will she have to choose one and abandon the other?

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GOOD HANDS

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 7mins
Genre: Drama           
Director: Lauren Vandenbrook
Writer: Lauren Vandenbrook
Producer: Jen Pogue
Executive Producer: Lauren Vandenbrook
DOP: Luke McCutcheon
Editor: Sydney Cowper
Music: Antonio Naranjo

Cast: Bea Santos

Synopsis:  A woman in the midst of heartbreak discovers what she’s really missing.

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CANCEL THE FUCKING INTERNET

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 13mins
Genre: Comedy
Director: Ryan Kayet
Writer: Ryan Kayet
Co-writers: Amish Pate, Daniel Stolfi, Dave Gibson
Producer: Dave Gibson
DOP: Andrea Cuda
Editor: Ryan Kayet
Music: James R.T. Ervin

Cast: Daniel Stolfi, Amish Patel, Jennifer De Lucia

Synopsis:  A frustrated husband desperately tries to cancel his internet service without his wife discovering his questionable search history. 

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I LOVE YOU MORE

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 5mins
Genre: Comedy
Director: Kevin Hartford
Writer: Kevin Hartford
Producers: Shaun English, Kevin Hartford
DOP: Shaun English
Editor: Shaun English

Cast: Koumbie, Taylor Olson

Synopsis:  A couple attempt to alleviate their boredom by testing their limits and seeing just how far they can go to prove their feelings for each other.

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AS LONG AS IT TAKES

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 14mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Abeille Tard
Writer: Abeille Tard
Producer: Francois Bonneau
DOP: Vincent Biron
Editor: Abeille Tard
Music: MoCashmo

Cast: Jean-Michel Pare, Remi Goulet

Synopsis:  Ben is a middle-aged diver, William is a teenager. Their world will connect for a time suspended moment, they will let go through their sorrow under the music’s liberating flow.

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GAME

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 14mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Joy Webster
Writer: Joy Webster
Producers: Lucas Ford
DOP: Filip Funk
Editor: Joy Webster
Music: Matthew Kinahan

Cast: Jack Fulton, Ava Preston, Sam Ashe Arnold, Anton Gillis-Adelman, David Tompa

Synopsis:  A young boy struggles to endure his sister’s twisted games and accept the death of their mother.

Earlier Event: March 23
Friday, March 23 - 9:30pm
Later Event: March 24
Saturday, March 24 - 2:45pm