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Saturday, March 23 - 2:45pm - HOMEGROWN SHORTS Program #2

ENGAGED TO BE ENGAGED

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 14mins
Genre: Comedy
Director: Joseph Covello
Writer: Krystle Ferdinand
Producer: Krystle Ferdinand
DOP: Nyssa Glück
Editor: Joseph Covello and James Tracey
Music: James Tebbitt
Cast: Krystle Ferdinand, Carson Gale, Amish Patel, Alice Moran

Synopsis:
A hopeless romantic plans to break tradition and propose to her boyfriend, unaware that he plans to propose on the very same day. As they envision how it could all crash and burn, they must decide whether to go through with it or not.

 

CHRISTMAS GREEN


CANADIAN PREMIERE

Running Time: 12mins
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Clara Altimas
Writer: Clara Altimas
Producers: Ali Mashayekhi, Neil Huber, and Al Magee
Executive Producer: Melanie McCaig
DOP: Conor Fisher
Editor: James Tracey
Music: Rebecca Everett
Cast: Sheila McCarthy & Alan Catlin 

Synopsis:
A disgruntled woman pays an unwanted visit to her lonely neighbor, but both end up finding unexpected joy in each other’s company.

 

A SNAKE MARKED


TORONTO PREMIERE

Running Time: 14mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Juan Riedinger
Writers: Adam Lolacher, Juan Riedinger
Producers: Adam Lolacher, Matthew Smith Lyons & Juan Riedinger
Executive Producers: Adam Lolacher, Juan Riedinger, Matthew Smith Lyons, & Jon Thomas
DOP: Jon Thomas
Editor: Juan Riedinger
Music: Erin Buhr
Cast: Adam Lolacher, Howard Siegel, Christian Convery 

Synopsis:
A convict who spends his days sketching charcoal art in his prison cell receives a surprise visit from his estranged father. This encounter forces him to contemplate his own existence and place in the world. As he begins to remember the past, his memories cause him to lose his grasp, blurring the lines of his present reality.

 

DUCK DUCK GOOSE


TORONTO PREMIERE

Running Time: 7mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Shelley Thompson
Writer: Shelley Thompson
Producers: Sylvia Bell, Shelley Thompson
Executive Producer: Shelley Thompson
DOP: Chelsea Innes
Editor: Colin MacDonald
Music: Lukas Pearse
Cast: Francine Deschepper, Raigne Umali 

Synopsis:
What starts as an ordinary day in an elementary school takes a sinister turn. When hiding for your life becomes a frightening game, an elementary school teacher and children cope with the fear and guilt created by lockdown.

 

HOME IN TIME


WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 12mins
Genre: SciFiComedy
Director: Patrick Hagarty
Writer: Patrick Hagarty
Executive Producers: Patrick Hagarty
Producers: Justin Kelly, Brad Bangsboll, Alex Jordan
DOP: James Griffith
Editors: Patrick Hagarty, James Spurway
Music: Erica Procunier, Craig McConnell
Cast: Patrick McKenna, Kristian Bruun, Jacqueline Byers, Sarah Allen, Cara Gee, Michal Grajewski, Deb McGrath, Andy McQueen, Nykeem Provo, Camille Stopps 

Synopsis:
Kate and Felix get a surprise visitor for Christmas – an older, drunken Felix from 2044. He’s come back to visit his young family, when things were good. Before everything went to shizz.

 

BE MY GUEST


TORONTO PREMIERE

Running Time: 12mins
Genre: SciFi/Drama
Director: David Jermyn
Writer: David Jermyn
Producer: Richard Rotter, David Jermyn
Executive Producer: Aeschylus Poulos
DOP: Benjamin Lichty
Editor: Richard Rotter
Music: Neil Haverty
Cast: Zachary Bennett, Jessica Rose, Rory O’Shea

Synopsis:
Tim and Claire hoped to ease their money problems with a mind-transfer technology that allows Tim to rent out his body. But when Claire decides she’s had enough, Tim goes behind her back to woo one last customer. A mind-bending story in the vein of Black Mirror.

 

KEEP COMING BACK


TORONTO PREMIERE

Running Time: 12mins
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Brendan Brady
Writer: Brendan Brady
Producers: Brendan Brady, Sam Coyle, Erin Carter
Executive Producer: Marc Tetreault
DOP: James Poremba
Cast: Deborah Kimmett, Dan Beirne, Robert King, Patrick Kwok-Choon 

Synopsis:
An unrecovered alcoholic, Patty, shows up at her local AA meeting ready to share her latest relapse story. As the story progresses we find out that her actions had serious consequences.

 

DARKSIDE


CANADIAN PREMIERE

Running Time: 10mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Erin Carter and Sam Coyle
Writer: Erin Carter
Producers: Brendan Brady, Erin Carter, Sam Coyle
DOP: James Poremba
Editor: Kat Webber
Music: Ben Fox and Michael Olsen
Cast: Erin Carter, Anthony Ulc, Joris Jarsky, Garrett Hnatiuk  

Synopsis:
Emmie is consumed by the voices in her head telling her what she should be instead of who she wants to be. It's not until she finally overcomes her self-destructive patterns and gives over to the music that she finds her strength and sees herself for who she is.

 

 

HANG UP!


CANADIAN PREMIERE

Running Time: 14mins
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Director: Richard Powell
Writer:  Richard Powell
Producers: Zach Green, Marc Roussel
Executive Producers: Zach Green, Richard Powell, Marc Roussel
DOP:  Michael Jari Davidson
Editor:  Marc Roussel
Music:  Christopher Guglick
Cast: Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza, Jane Poku 

Synopsis:
An accidental butt dial provides a curious husband an unexpected glimpse into the mind of his loving wife.

All screenings Industry Series events
are held at the Scotiabank Theatre
in Toronto at Richmond and John St.