WORLD OF COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL 2010 SCHEDULE OF FILMS
March 5 | 6 | 7



FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

OPENING NIGHT 7:30 PM – A FEAST OF COMEDY SHORTS – program #1

Head over Heels

Head over Heels

Paul Dooley/ USA/ 2009/ 35mm/ 28:15/ Canadian Premiere
Co-Producer: Paul Dooley/ Screenplay: Paul Dooley/ Cast: (voices of) Bob Balaban, Harvey Korman, Jeffrey Tambor, Paul Dooley, Tim Conway and Winnie Holtzman/ Print Source: Mitch Zamarin, mitch@aefpr.com

Set in the 1930s, Head Over Heels, is a touching, funny, tongue-in-cheek, cinematic melodrama viewed from the perspective of two pairs of shoes that were meant to spend blissful eternity together, with or without the help of Dr. Scholl! It's the classic Hollywood story: Boy meets girl. Boy woos girl. Boy goes to jail. Girl goes crazy. Directorial debut of Emmy Award nominated actor Paul Dooley (founding member Second City – Chicago, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, Dream On, Insomnia, Curb Your Enthusiasm).

HOW IT’S DONE

HOW IT’S DONE

Michael O’kelly/ UK/ 2009/ HDV PAL/ 8:45/ North American Premiere
Co-Producers: Tim Jordan and Michael O’kelly/ Cinematographer: Tim Jordan/ Editors: Dave Mackee, Oscar Chan/ Cast: Steve Furst, Simon Manyonda, Nina Conti, Fiona Knight and David Goo/ Print Source: Michael O’kelly, Emperors’ New Productions, planeticose@hotmail.com

A pathetic man fears the unseen flirtation behind him on the bus. Will blood be spilt before he makes it home, or will he muster the courage to hey the baby?

TRolls

Trolls

Brianne Nord-Stewart/ Canada/ 2009/ RED NTSC/ 7:00/ Co-Producers: Brianne Nord-Stewart, Kailey Carruthers/ Screenplay: Brianne Nord-Stewart/ Cinematography: Andrew Scholotiuk/ Sound Editor: Vilhelm Sundin/ Cast: Dawson Dunbar, Sierra Pitkin, Darcey Johnson, Jack Weatherbe/ Print Source: bnordstewart@shaw.ca

There comes a time in every kid’s life when they realize their parents are up to more than just “cleaning their room”. For nine-year-old Billy, this discovery only comes with the help of his know it all younger cousin, Genevieve. When she explains the rules and point system of the “adults only” game, Trolls is a hilarious reminder of those childhood moments which made growing up exciting, embarrassing and downright confusing.

Horn Dog

Horn Dog

Bill Plympton/ USA/ 2009/ 35mm/ 4:30/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Biljana Labovic/ Cinematographer: Kerri Allegretta/ Editor: Biljana Labovic/ Original Music: Corey Jackson/ Print Source: Print Source: SND Films – Sydney Neter, info@sndfilms.com.

“Horn Dog” is the fourth film in the famed, Oscar nominated “dog” series. Here are more misadventures from our plucky canine, as he fends off an obese dog, attacking oysters and a wayward killer violin bow, while trying to win the love his heart’s desire.

THE BUSINESS TRIP (VOYAGE D’AFFAIRES)

THE BUSINESS TRIP (VOYAGE D’AFFAIRES)

Sean Ellis/ Claire Marquet/ France/UK/ 2008/ 35mm/11:00
Producers: Sean Ellis, Celine Quideau/ Screenplay: Sean Ellis/ Cinematography: Angus Hudson/ Editing: Mario Battistel/ Cast: Guillaume Canet, Melanie Laurent/ Print Source: Claire Marquet, Premiere Heure, claire.marquet@premiere-heure.fr

Dumped by his girlfriend while away on a business trip, Jean Paul finds an unexpected proposition waiting for him in his hotel room.

SHAUN THE SHEEP: EWE’VE BEEN FRAMED

SHAUN THE SHEEP: EWE’VE BEEN FRAMED

Christopher Sadler, Seamus Malone, Lee Wilton, Rich Webber/ Aardman Animations/ UK/ 2009/Digital Beta/ 2:00/ Ontario Premiere
Producer: Gareth Owen/ Cinematographer: Charles Copping/ Editor: Dan Williamson/ Sound: Will Norrie/ Original Music: Mark Thomas/ Screenwriter: Richard Goleszowski, Rob Dudley, Lee Pressman, Kay Stonham, Patrick Makin/ Print Source: Natalie Martin, Aardman Animations, Natalie.martin@aardman.com.

When Shaun accidentally breaks the farmer’s glasses, he and Bitzer have their work cut out for them trying to prevent their short-sighted master from having mishaps around the farm. Things get a little hair-raising for the flock before Shaun managed to replace the smashed up spectacles.

The Booby Trap

The Booby Trap

Simon Pennekamp/ USA/ 2009/ super 16mm/9:45/ Canadian Premiere
Producers: Eric Bednarowicz, Jeremy Peruski/ Executive Producer: Kevin Cooper/ Screenwriter: Josh Adherhold, Micdhael Johnson/ Cinematographer: Lawrence Daufenbach/ Editor: Kristin Gerhart, cutters, Inc./ Sound Editors: America salas, Gordon Bramli, Katie Kavicky/ Cast: Michael Floodstrand, Tyler Porter, Blythe Gilio, Catherine Glynn/ Print Source: Eric Bednarowicz, Eric.bednarowicz@gmail.com.

Doug and Luke have just found the biggest discovery in their adolescent lives: 'Breast Feeding Your Child To Health'. This video, they expect, will be the coolest thing since water balloons and dinosaurs! When the tape turns out to be a harsh lesson in human anatomy, the boys are horrified. To make matters worse, Mom has just come home! Now Doug must scramble, or risk losing everything he loves: childhood innocence, boyhood normalcy, and TV privileges.

The Line

The Line

Richard Sabatte/ USA/ 2008/ HDCAM NTSC/ 9:45/ Ontario Premiere
Producers: Anita Merzell, Liz Destro, Mark Todd/ Screenwriters: Anita Merzell, Richard Sabatte/ Cinematographer: Emily Topper/ Editor: John Carr/ Cast: Anita Merzell, Amanda Leak, Jennifer Skelly/ Print Source: Anita Merzell, Herod Productions, tangotu@sbcglobal.net.

In life there are many lines a woman must endure, this is surely the most painful.

On The Edge

On The Edge

Tom Day/ UK/ 2009/ 6:17/ North American Premiere
Producer: Vandana Murali/ Screenwriter: Tom Day/ Cinematographer: Varun Thakur/ Original Music: Panagiotis Pediad/ Editor: Lydia Berrington/ Cast: Nik Howden, Nigel Long, George Field/ Print Source: Tom Day, tomday1986@googlemail.com

Perfectionism is Gary’s middle name (well it’s Neville actually). After months of meticulous planning, Gary wants everything to be just right – is this really too much to ask?

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SATURDAY, March 6, 2010

2:00 PM – Animation and Other Wonders

SHAUN THE SHEEP: DOUBLE TROUBLE

SHAUN THE SHEEP: DOUBLE TROUBLE

Christopher Sadler, Seamus Malone, Lee Wilton, Rich Webber / Aardman Animations/ UK/ 2009/Digital Beta/ 2:00/ Ontario Premiere
Producer: Gareth Owen/ Cinematographer: Charles Copping/ Editor: Dan Williamson/ Sound: Will Norrie/ Original Music: Mark Thomas/ Screenwriter: Screenwriter: Richard Goleszowski, Rob Dudley, Lee Pressman, Kay Stonham, Patrick Makin / Print Source: Natalie Martin, Aardman Animation, Natalie.martin@aardman.com

A bored Shaun dresses up as the Farmer to entertain the flock. Realising he now has the power to boss Bitzer around, Shaun takes the opportunity to throw a bit of a party for the flock. All goes to plan until Bitzer puts two and two together. Then Shaun encounters the real farmer...

LOVESICK FOOL

LOVESICK FOOL

Dominic Polcino/ USA/ 2009/ Mini-DV/ 6:00/ Canadian Premiere
Screenwriter: Dominic Polcino/ Print Source: Dominic Polcino, mojobuddy@roadrunner.com

This movie is a depiction of the ongoing frustrations and disappointments of its creator in the area of love. At times funny, poetic, profound - or is it just sad? You be the judge. The filmmaker weaves the introspective music of Regina Spektor around his search for meaning.

FOT – THE NEXT BIG THING

FOT – THE NEXT BIG THING

Alex Dron/ New Zealand/ 2009/ 8:45/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Alex Dron/ Collaborating Director: Rhys Darby/ Screenwriters: Alex Dron, Karl Willis, Rhys Darby/ Sound Editor: Matt Scott/ Cast: Rhys Darby/ Print Source: Alex Dron, alex@yhkfoo.net

Following the 'Big game', FOT reinforces his awesomeness to all concerned. Starring the voice of Rhys Darby (Murray off Flight of the Conchords)

SHAUN THE SHEEP: TWO’S COMPANY

SHAUN THE SHEEP: TWO’S COMPANY

Christopher Sadler, Seamus Malone, Lee Wilton, Rich Webber / Aardman Animations/ UK/ 2009/Digital Beta/ 2:00/ Ontario Premiere
Producer: Gareth Owen/ Cinematographer: Charles Copping/ Editor: Dan Williamson/ Sound: Will Norrie/ Original Music: Mark Thomas/ Screenwriter: Screenwriter: Richard Goleszowski, Rob Dudley, Lee Pressman, Kay Stonham, Patrick Makin / Print Source: Natalie Martin, Aardman Animations, Natalie.martin@aardman.com

A bedraggles new sheep lands amongst the flock. After a wash in the sheep dip, the newcomer turns out to be quite attractive and Shaun immediately falls head over hoof for her. While Bitzer goes away on a journey to find her rightful owner, the flock are kept amused by Shaun’s romantic antics.

ANT & LEN

ANT & LEN

Jonathan Marsh, Duncan Raitt/ UK/ 2009/ HDCAM PAL/ 1:45/ North American Premiere
Producer: Duncan Raitt/ Screenwriter: Duncan Raitt, Jonathan Marsh/ Sound Editor: Joe Churchman/ Cast: Anthony Sparkes/ Print Source: Duncan Raitt, antandlen@plasticmilk.co.uk

An unfortunate foot-gnawing accident leaves Len in a sticky situation. Can Ant find a way to rescue his mischievous friend?

DAISY AT THE BEACH

DAISY AT THE BEACH

Divya Hariharan/ Canada/ 1:50/
Print Source: Divya Harihara, divya_hariharan@hotmail.com

It's a bright sunny day, and Daisy, with a bikini and a martini, wants to relax on the beach – but will she make it into her hammock?

SHAUN THE SHEEP: EWE’VE BEEN FRAMED

SHAUN THE SHEEP: EWE’VE BEEN FRAMED

Christopher Sadler, Seamus Malone, Lee Wilton, Rich Webber / Aardman Animations/ UK/ 2009/Digital Beta/ 2:00/ Ontario Premiere
Producer: Gareth Owen/ Cinematographer: Charles Copping/ Editor: Dan Williamson/ Sound: Will Norrie/ Original Music: Mark Thomas/ Screenwriter: Screenwriter: Richard Goleszowski, Rob Dudley, Lee Pressman, Kay Stonham, Patrick Makin / Print Source: Natalie Martin, Aardman Animations, Natalie.martin@aardman.com

When Shaun accidentally breaks the farmer’s glasses, he and Bitzer have their work cut out for them trying to prevent their short-sighted master from having mishaps around the farm. Things get a little hair-raising for the flock before Shaun managed to replace the smashed up spectacles.

There Once Was

There Once Was

Fay Helfer/ USA/ 2009/ HD DVD NTSC, PAL, BetaSP NTSC, VHS NTSC/ Canadian Premiere
Screenwriter: Fay Helfer/ Print Source: SCAD, mbazm@sad.edu

A trilogy of original animated limericks (There Once Was) tells the story of a comedy between bats in the air (A Bat Named Horatius), a romance amongst turtles on land (Quite a Show), and the horror a giant squid faces at sea (An Old Giant Squid).

WESTERN SPAGHETTI

WESTERN SPAGHETTI

PES/ USA/ 2008/ Digibeta/ 2:00
Producer: Sarah Phelps/ Screenwriter: PES/ Editing: Sam Welsh/ Animation: PES, Javan Ivey/ Print Source: Sarah Phelps, sphelps@eatpes.com.

Learn how to cook spaghetti without any foodstuffs! An innovative and unexpected stop motion recipe that uses everyday inanimate objects as stand-ins for cooking ingredients.

SHAUN THE SHEEP: IN THE DOG HOUSE

SHAUN THE SHEEP: IN THE DOG HOUSE

Christopher Sadler, Seamus Malone, Lee Wilton, Rich Webber / Aardman Animations/ UK/ 2009/Digital Beta/ 2:00/ Ontario Premiere
Producer: Gareth Owen/ Cinematographer: Charles Copping/ Editor: Dan Williamson/ Sound: Will Norrie/ Original Music: Mark Thomas/ Screenwriter: Screenwriter: Richard Goleszowski, Rob Dudley, Lee Pressman, Kay Stonham, Patrick Makin / Print Source: Natalie Martin, Aardman Animations, Natalie.martin@aardman.com

When Bitzer’s kennel is accidentally destroyed he hopes the Farmer will replace it with a new deluxe model. Buth when he sees his master’s clumsy attempt to build a new kennel, Bitzer is so horrified he packs his bags and leaves home. Shaun hopes to tempt Bitzer to return with the kennel of his dreams.

Horn Dog

Horn Dog

Bill Plympton/ USA/ 2009/ 35mm/ 4:30/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Biljana Labovic/ Cinematographer: Kerri Allegretta/ Editor: Biljana Labovic/ Original Music: Corey Jackson/ Print Source: Print Source: SND Films – Sydney Neter, info@sndfilms.com.

“Horn Dog” is the fourth film in the famed, Oscar nominated “dog” series. Here are more misadventures from our plucky canine, as he fends off an obese dog, attacking oysters and a wayward killer violin bow, while trying to win the love his heart’s desire.

Audition

Audition

Simon Brown/ UK/ 2009/ Digibeta PAL/ 2:20/ North American Premiere
Screenwriter: Simon Brown/ Cinematographer: Giles Edwards/ Cast: Dave Chapman/ Print Source: Simon Brown, simonb999@btinternet.com

Huxley is a jobbing actor; he is also a monkey. Huxley is convinced that this audition could finally be his big break. Unfortunately, he has a few hurdles to overcome in the pursuit of his desired role.

Cat Eats Dog

Cat Eats Dog

Daniel Taylor/ Scotland/ 2009/ HDCAM PAL/ 11:23/ World Premiere
Producer: Daniel Taylor/ Screenwriter: Daniel Taylor/ Cinematographer: Ian Marrs/ Editor: Karen Imbusch/ Original Music: Philip Curran/ Cast: Ashley Lilley, James Bryce, Adam Cosgrove, Margaret Fraser, Robert Howat, Wild Card Kitty/ Print Source: danieltaylorproductions@hotmail.com.

Cat Eats Dog is a surreal comedy about a professor humiliating himself in a number of attempts to impress a younger attractive female student.

Robots

Robots

Ryan Keller/ Canada/ 2008/ Digibeta/ 7:00/
Producer: Cullen Fairfield/ Screenwriter: Lauren Ash, Marty Adams/ Cinematography: Clement Lush/ Editing: Ryan Keller/ Sound: Rob Turi/ Music: Matthew Reid/ Cast: Lauren Ash, Marty Adams/ Print Source: Cullen Fairfield, Fairfield Television, cullen@fairfieldfilms.com

At the end of another hard day at the factory, usually reliable robots A5 and A6 experience unexpected system errors. This hilarious film features local Second City comics.

King Jeff

King Jeff

Phil Dale/ UK/ 2008/ 16mm super/ 13:30/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Julia Hilliard/ Co-producers: Julie Bower, Tilly Heald/ Screenwriter: Julie Bower/ Cinematographer: Malcolm Hadley/ Editor: Andy Shelley, Pierangelo Pirak/ Original Music: David Kelly/ Cast: Ben Crompton, Jeremy Swift, Kulvinder Ghir, Amara Karan/ Print Source: Tilly Heald, tillyheald@gmail.com

In the Kingdom of the Blind the one eyed man is King. In the Kingdom of King Jeff, Jeff is King. He has a crown. He has a cloak. He rides a horse. His throne room is crammed full of noble courtiers. Every morning King Jeff rides out to survey his kingdom and greet his humble subjects. Until the fateful day when his kingdom is besieged by the tyrannical forces of the evil King Mike.

GRAVETAT Ø (ZERO GRAVITY)

GRAVETAT Ø (ZERO GRAVITY)

Fernando Monge/ Spain/ 2009/ DVCPro HD/ 16:00/ North American Premiere
Producer: Fernando Monge/ Screenwriter: Maria De las Heras/ Cinematographer: Fernando Monge/ Editor: Fernando Morge/ Original Music: Amelie Les Crayons/ Cast: Juanjo Roig, Neus Planelles, Dolors Corderas/ Print Source: Fernando Morge, info@zona6.net

Toniet cannot bring himself to leave his apartment after his mother’s death. But everything has a limit, and for Toniet arrives when the refrigerator is empty. Toniet decides to go out and face an uncertain world: “The Market”. Lost and disoriented among the crowd, he will be rescued by two older women that sell vegetables in the market. Maybe no one can heal the open wound of a sudden loss, but there are simple pleasures that awaken the senses and bring about memories that, for a few moments makes us weightless.

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4:00 PM – Short Appetizer and a Feature Film Chaser

Heroes

Heroes

Ryan Keller/ Canada/ 2008/ Digibeta/ 6:00/
Producer: Cullen Fairfield/ Screenwriter: Marty Adams, Jim Annan/ Cinematography: Clement Lush/ Editing: Ryan Keller/ Sound: Rob Turi/ Music: Matthew Reid/ Cast: Lauren Ash, Jim Annan/ Print Source: Cullen Fairfield, Fairfield Television, cullen@fairfieldfilms.com

Deep within a sea of cubicles, three coworkers fantasize about doing in their supervisor. Is it idle chit chat or inspired project management? Featuring a superb cast of Second City comics.

HA! NOËL!

HA! NOËL!

Michaël Lalancette/ 2009/ 3:20/ Toronto Premiere
Consulting Producer: Maxence Bradely/ Screenwriter: Josiane O’Rourke/ Cinematography: Jonathan Fournier/ Editor: Sean O’Connor/ Cast: Martin Laroche Geneviève Néron Hugo St-Onge Paquin Print Source: Kramtemps Productions, info@kramtemps.com

Today, Miryam and Julien decorate their christmas tree. In their cosy living room, stars shine in their eyes as they install christmas lights and decorations. More victims will be struck by the christmas fever as it rises once again this year!

TRUE BEAUTY THIS NIGHT

TRUE BEAUTY THIS NIGHT

Peter Besson/ USA/ 2009/ RED NTSC/ 10:00/
Producer: Stephen Sweeney, Tom Sweeney/ Screenwriter: Peter Besson/ Cinematographer: Jas Shelton/ Editor: Peter Besson/ Cast: Dustin Seavey, Meegan Michelle/ Print Source: Peter Besson, peter.besson@gmail.com

Last night, Rhett Somers met the love of his life. Now all he has to do is convince her she's the one. Not an easy feat considering how they met...

Labrats

Labrats

Paul Brannigan/ UK/ 2010/ DVCAM PAL, BetaSP PAL, 35mm/ 77 minutes/ World Premiere
Producer: Paul Brannigan/ Screenwriter: Paul Brannigan/ Cinematographer: Vince Martin/ Animal Trainer: Marianne Wilding/ Editor: Mali Evans/ Sound Editor: Paul Harrison/ Original Music: Tom O’Carroll/ Cast: David Robertson, John Churnside, Craig Cheetham, Craig \ian Smith, Jean Sinden, Jean Stevens, John Henshaw, Marilyn Bar Ilan, Michael Dalrymple, Paul Brannigan/ Print Traffic: Paul Brannigan paul@apbproductions.co.uk

Jake, Tony and Simon, desperate to escape their unfulfilled lives, devise what could be the perfect crime: 1) Kidnap valuable laboratory mice en-route to a major pharmaceutical company and demand a £2,000,000 ransom 2) Employ an ambitious young film crew to record the events and 3) If the kidnap fails - sell the film. But the best laid plans…

7:00 PM – ShortS PROGRAM #4

COOKING WITH WERNER

COOKING WITH WERNER

John Webb/ USA/ 2009/ MiniDV/15:00/ World Premiere
Producer: Garth Mueller, John Webb, William Maier/ Screenwriter: John Webb/ Cast: William Maier/ Print Source: John Webb, sandwich@mindspring.com

In an attempt to fund his award-winning films, German filmmaker and warrior/poet Werner Herzog agreed to host an American domestic living television show. It has never aired... until now.

FRANK DANCOOLO: PARANORMAL DRUG DEALER

FRANK DANCOOLO: PARANORMAL DRUG DEALER

Andrew Jones/ USA/ HDV/ 7:45/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Andrew Jones/ Co-Producers: Jeanette McNeil, Priscilla McEver/ Screenwriter: Andrew Jones/ Cinematographer: James Dastoli, Robert Dastoli/ Digital Effects: James Dastoli/ Editor: Jeanette McNeil/ Sound Editor: Jullinda Palmer, Thomas Chan/ Digital Effects: Robert Dastoli/ Original Music: Phillip Chernyak/ Cast: John Meyer, Priscilla McEver, Hidekun Hah/ Print Source: Andrew Jones, dancoolo@gmail.com

In the annoyingly sparkly future-scape of Neo-Mega-Ultra Tokyo, reporter Holly Malone tracks a murderous urban legend. She discovers that a chain of drug related killings leads down a super natural trail. A trail that ends with no average pill pusher, but FRANK DANCOOLO: PARANORMAL DRUG DEALER! A comedy featuring a goofy blend of computer generated overkill, cartoon physics and stop-motion monsters.

GUYS OF TOUGH

GUYS OF TOUGH

Alex Lyras/ USA/ 2009/ MiniDV/ 5:24/ World Premiere
Producer: Alex Lyras/ Screenwriter: Alex Lyras/ Cinematographer: Xios Productions/ Cast: Alex Lyras, Andrew Palmer, Billy Jack Carter, Hanley Valentin, Ophir Adar, Robert Catrini, Steven Gormely/ Print Source: Alex Lyras, anlyras@earthlink.net

Drugs and violence aren't the only interests of America's toughest criminal gangs. The meanest, most intense ones also dance.

NEMESIS

NEMESIS

Stian Hafstad/ Norway/ 2008/ DVCPro HD PAL/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Tuva Gaarder Nordlie/ Screenwriter: Stian Hafstad/ Cinematographer: Ingrid Tangstad/ Sound Editor: Gudrun Tokle Grene/ Digital Effects: University of Bergen/ Original Music: Elliot Simons, Keith J. Salmon, Piotr Pawlowski/ Cast: Trond Giesel Gil, Julius Sagevik, Joakim Naess Lea, Anders McAuley, Gevarna Bertelsen/ Print Source: The University of Bergen, stianhafstad@gmail.com

Arne is convinced he has superpowers. He just has not found them yet. So he decides to put up a wanted note for an archenemy, hoping that it will help him discover his true powers.

THE ACTION HERO’S GUIDE TO SAVING LIVES

THE ACTION HERO’S GUIDE TO SAVING LIVES

Justin Lutsky/ USA/ 2009/ RED NTSC/ 15:00/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Clint Charmichael, Keegan Wilcox/ Screenwriter: Brett Simmons, Opie Cooper/ Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen/ Editor: Brett Simmons, Justin Lutsky/ Sound Editor: Alec Siegel, Kyle Higgins/ Cast: Patrick Warburton, Sean Naughton, Andrea Bogart, Brett Simmons/ Print Source: Justin Lutsky, jlutsky@epicimageentertainment.com

When lives are on the line... When there's danger at every turn... When clichés run amuck... Sometimes the best thing to do is call Mulligan! Ace Mulligan - Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick, Men In Black II, Rules of Engagement)! No matter how villainous the madman... How numerous the henchmen... How sexy the damsel, one thing is for sure: Ace Mulligan will always come out on top. Sometimes. It’s not always easy being an action hero.

Zack

Zack

Randy Krallman/ USA/ 2009/ 35mm/ 12:13/ World Premiere
Co-Producers: David Moore, Randy Krallman, Rob Tripas/ Exec. Producers: Brian Carmody, Cory Berg, Patrick Milling Smith/ Screenwriter: Dave Loew, Jon Wyville/ Cinematographer: Jo Willems/ Editor: Matthew Wood/ Original Music: Morgan Visconti/ Cast: Jarod Kusnitz, Erica Mer/ Print Source: Shannon Frampton, Leo Burnett, shannon.frampton@leoburnett.com

Most women have wished that just once, a guy would have to endure what they go through every month. Well, they got their wish. Zack Johnson, a regular 16-year-old guy who one day, inexplicably wakes up with female anatomy. As a guy who one day wakes up a bit more like a girl, Zack. offers a strange but sympathetic twist on the high school coming-of-age story.

Marvin's Plan

Marvin's Plan

Marc Steele/ USA/ 2009/ HDCAM/ 24:00/ World Premiere
Screenwriter: Marc Steele/ Cinematographer: Galvin Collins/ Editor: Chris Davis/ Cast: Marcella Laasch, Marc Steele/ Print Source: Marc Steele, filmmakerwannabe@comcast.net

Marvin, a nerdy middle-aged man is not doing well. He has taken on a roommate to help pay the mortgage. He sells sperm to pay for his dates - dates that don't go very well. He is continually dumped. In the midst of his despair with his lot in life, Marvin decides he wants a child. He concocts an outrageous plan to find a woman to bear his child...

The Pickup

The Pickup

Owen Weber/ USA/ 2009/ DVCPro50/ 1:50/ World Premiere
Producer: Owen Weber/ Screenwriter: Chad Queen/ Cast: Chad Queen, Danielle Ruman/ Print Source: Chad Queen, bminusproductions@yahoo.com

From a distance a suitor watches the girl of his dreams waiting for the perfect moment for him to make his move. Her everyday routine makes it easy for him to plan around. When the ideal opportunity presents itself he jumps at the chance but their encounter is not what it seems.

The Initiative

The Initiative

Kat Moon/ UK/ 2009/ RED PAL/ 3:30/ World Premiere
Producer: Ruheen Iyer/ Screenwriter: Kat Moon/ Cinematographer: Jan Daube/ Editor: Kat Moon/ Original Music: Jan Daube, Nick Samuel/ Cast: Jan Daube, Colin McLeod/ Print Source: Kat Moon, filmmaker.cat@gmail.com

First is cursed with always having to be first. After a lifetime of seconds, thirds and fourths, he's simply despondent ... One day, after Adam has once again won employee of the month, First, at wit's end, decides to take matters into his own hands.

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9:30 PM – Shorts on the Line! (And maybe just over it)

THE CURIOUS COMPLICATIONS OF ROLE PLAYING

THE CURIOUS COMPLICATIONS OF ROLE PLAYING

Producer: Alvy Johnson/ Screenwriter: Jessica Rotondi/ Cinematographer: James Leonzio/ Editor: Jessica Rotondi, Michael McLaughlin/ Cast: Ben Rogers, Kat Garson/ Print Source: Jessica rotondi, jer2122@columbia.edu

An S&M dominatrix falls in love for the first time, and is faced with the challenge of whether or not she can show her 'true colors' to her new vanilla boyfriend.

THE RESURRECTION OF OFFICER ROLLINS

THE RESURRECTION OF OFFICER ROLLINS

Nathan Cox/ USA/ 2009/ RED NTSC/ 20:00/ World Premiere
Producer: Nathan Cox/ Screenwriter: Nathan Cox/ Cinematographer: Adam Santelli/ Editor: Mario Mares/ Cast: Derek Mears, Scoot McNairy, Rodney Eastman/ Print Source: Nathan Cox, karma235@earthlink.net

A bumbling pair of paramedics, (Rodney Eastman, 'Nightmare On Elm Street 3' and Scoot McNairy from 'In Search of A Midnight Kiss') fight for their lives as a patient (Derek Mears, 'Friday The 13th') is transformed into a diabolical ghoul during a horrifying ride to the hospital. This special-effects-packed supernatural thriller is so excitingly entertaining, it's enrapturing. A wicked comedy thriller from MTV Award winning director Nathan Cox.

TWILIGHT TANGO

TWILIGHT TANGO

Jason C. Sting/ USA/ 2008/ HDCAM/ 7:54/ World Premiere
Producer: Jason C. Sting, Nick Rodriguez/ Screenwriter: Jason C. Sting/ Cinematographer: Rachel Dunn/ Editor: Daniel Freedman/ Sound Editor: Kilyoung Baek/ Original Music: Shie Rozow/ cast: Nana Turner, Joe Will/ Print Source: Jason C. Sting, jasoncsting@yahoo.com

A young man 'Him' is in a loving relationship with 'Her'. This happy couple are perfect for each other in every aspect, except one. Together, they just can't seem to get any sleep.

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

Vasanth Saranga & Varun Saranga/ Canada/ 2009/ Digital/ 2:56/ World Premiere
Producer: Heidi Tan/ Screenwriter: Shaun Rotman/ Cinematographer: Vasanth Saranga/ Editor: Vasanth Saranga/ Cast: Saffron Cassaday, Brian Mifsud/ Print Source: Heidi Tan, 3shadeproductions@gmail.com

A couple tries to one up each other with insults during a bitter breakup.

THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT

THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT

Vasanth Saranga & Varun Saranga/ Canada/ 2009/ Digital/ 3:03/ World Premiere
Producer: Heidi Tan/ Screenwriter: Shaun Rotman/ Cinematographer: Vasanth Saranga/ Editor: Vasanth Saranga/ Cast: Marina Stone, Sean Kaufmann, Bobby Horvath/ Print Source: Heidi Tan, 3shadeproductions@gmail.com

Two cocky brothers describe the lengths they would go to have sex with the foreign exchange student living in their house.

POSITIONING

POSITIONING

Hans Montelius/ Sweden/ 2009/ RED NTSC, PAL, SECAM/ 5:29/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Hans Montelius/ Screenwriter: Mark Lewandowski/ Cinematographer: Jonas Barringer/ Editor: Emil Stenberg/ Cast: Caroline Ilea, Pontus Olgrim/ Print Source: Hans Montelius, hans.montelius@cinemantrix.com

A couple have trouble finding their way, both in the car and in the bedroom. The frustrated wife finds a satisfying solution to both problems.

TAKE MY WIFE

TAKE MY WIFE

Brett Carlson/ USA/ 2009/ 16mm super/ 22:16/ World Premiere
Producer: Brett Carlson, Chesley Heymsfield, Nicole Randall/ Screewriter: Brett Carlson/ Cinematographer: David Chung/ Editor: Alex Mandelberg/ Sound Editor: Sean Gray/ Cast: Elizabeth Kimball, Brian Graves, Edward E. Cohen, Katie Newcom, Rich Aronovitch/ Print Source: Brett Carlson, bbcarlson@mac.com

One married couple agrees to hire a gigolo to save their stale sex life. In another couple, the husband wants to hire a hit man to kill his pretty, young wife whom he is convinced is having an affair. Can Craig’s list be the answer to their problems?

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Luke Eve/ Australia/ 2009/ HDV/ 7:00/ World Premiere
Producer: Luke Eve, Mim Davis/ Screenwriter: Michael Phelan/ Cinematographer: Nicola Daley/ Editor: Melanie Annan/ Sound Editor: Lucas Bone/ Cast: Brett Williams, Pia Miranda/ Print Source: Luke Eve, lukeeve@moresauce.com.au

'Man’s Best Friend' is a story about a man who loves his dog ... just a little too much ...

THE ONE ABOUT THE SHEEP

THE ONE ABOUT THE SHEEP

Toby Roberts/ UK/ 2009/ HDV/ 1:20/ World Premiere
Producer: Toby Roberts/ Cinematographer: Jay O’dedra/ Editor: Toby Roberts/ Cast: Elle G. Lewys, Martin Chapman/ Print Source: Toby Roberts, toby1kenoby@yahoo.com

How do you tell someone you love you've been intimate with a farm animal?

HAPPY ACCIDENT

HAPPY ACCIDENT

Paul Andersen/ Australia/ 2007/ 16mm/ 4:15/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Kate Breen/ Screenwriter: Paul Anderson/ Cinematographer: Max Davis/ Editor: Chris Leung/ Sound Editor: David Streefkerk/ Original Music: Julian Langdon/ Cast: Linda Hsia, Richard Higgins, Emilio Ramos, HaiHa Le, Sylvie de Crespigny/ Print Source: Paul Andersen, awryta@yahoo.com.au

One man’s midnight quest for a condom (and one kid’s story of how he screwed up).

Sunday, March 7, 2010

2:00 PM – SHORTS program #5

LALO

LALO

Daniel Maldonado/ USA/ 2009/ HDCAM/ 12:30/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Daniel Maldonado, Dawn Leuchter/ Screenwriter: Daniel Maldonado, Lino Delcorte/ Cinematographer: Alex Kosutic/ Editor: Hector Maldonado/ Sound Editor: Anton Esteban/ Cast: Neftali Jurec, Abigail Stucker, Billy Madnussen, Doua Moua, Giselle Rodriguez, Karina Bonnefil, Patricia Carreon, Toni Ann DeNoble/ Print Source: Daniel Maldonado, sinemaslave@hotmail.com

LALO is the hyper-real story of a Mexican food delivery worker in New York City. Given one last chance to save his job, he encounters greater challenges in a Race to the finish.

INANIMATE OBJECTS

INANIMATE OBJECTS

Don Percy/ Australia/ 2009/ DigiBeta/ 49:00/ World Premiere
Producer: Don Percy/ Screenwriter: Don Percy/ Cinematographer: Tony Brennan/ Editor: Will Houten/ Cast: Daniel Fletcher/ Print Source: Don Percy, donpercy@hotmail.com

Inanimate Objects. They grab, fall, pinch, scratch, tug, bruise...and kill. Bill Patterson's a twenty-something country boy whose every move is challenged by them. He accepts a new job in the small country town of Pooguna that he hopes may lead to his future vocation...what he doesn't know is that the job requires him to become an inanimate object!

STREETCAR

STREETCAR

Frederick Weller/ USA/ 2009/ HDV/ 12:10/ World Premiere
Screenwriter: Frederick Weller/ Cast: Frederick Weller, Holland Taylor, Mary McCormack/ Print Source: Frederick Weller, fredbw1999@yahoo.com

A successful television actress is frustrated because she is unable to get an audition for an avant-garde theatre production. When the star of that production (Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men, Legally Blonde) plays a guest role on the t.v. actress' series,mayhem ensues.

DELIVERY DATE

DELIVERY DATE

Matthew Page/ USA/ 2009/ DVCPro50/ 18:00/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: James Green, Windy Earls/ Screenwriter: Matthew Page/ Cinematographer: James Green/ Editor: Glenn Hughes/ Sound Editor: Glenn Hughes/ Cast: Chad Brummet, Juliet Lopez, Ben Ziegler, Genia Michaela, Hank Rogerson, Kit MacCallister, Liam Lockhart, Shea Watson/ Print Source: Matthew Page, matt@riffraffnm.com

Chad goes out on a blind date and finds that he is due for a big surprise.

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3:45 PM – Closing Shorts Program

RUN GRANNY RUN!

RUN GRANNY RUN!

Nikolaus von Uthmann/ Germany/ 2009/ 16mm super/ 5:00/ World Premiere
Producer: Nikolaus von Uthmann/ Screenwriter: Nikolaus von Uthmann/ Cinematographer: Thorsten Harms/ Editor: Christoph Hutterer/ Sound Editor: Oliver Vorderbrügge/ Original Music: Jakob Klotz/ Stunt Coordinator: Roland Roppelt/ Special Effects: Andreas Tügel/ Cast: Gudrun Gundelach, Christiane Blumhoff, Rocco Stark/ Print Source: Envy You Productions, film@envy-you.com

The famous Ben Hur chariot race - but this time it's two elderly ladies at their zimmerframes (walkers)! A darkly funny comedy that proves you're never too old to be an action hero.

SOUR KRAUTS

SOUR KRAUTS

Jake Hames/ USA/ 2008/ MiniDV, DVCAM/ 7:50/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Joe Elsey, Matthew Jones, Thomas Doyle Piwnicki/ Screenwriter: Jake Hames, Joe Elsey, Thomas Doyle Piwnicki/ Cinematographer: Matthew Jones/ Editor: Jake Hames, Matthew Jones/ Digital Effects: Thomas Doye Piwnicki/ Cast: James Hames, Joe Elsey, Thomas Doyle Piwnicki/ Print Source: Matthew Jones, jonesmatthewm@yahoo.com

Nazi Germany, 1943. A lone US soldier, captured, tortured for government secrets, faces a fascist army bent on world domination.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Vince Masciale/ USA/ 2009/ DVCPro50/ 10:30/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: David Sinatra, Keith Cox, Natalie Masciale/ Screenwriter: Ryan Self/ Cinematographer: A. Michael Genzink/ Editor: Vince Masciale/ Original Music: D S Wallace/ Cast: J.R. Nutt, Joe Williamson/ Print Source: Vince Masciale, vince@reelvisionfilms.net

Two filmmakers clash creatively in mid-production, resulting in a metafilm duel of genres as they write the story they are living.

MENDEL’S TREE

MENDEL’S TREE

Fin Edquist/ Australia/ 2009/ HDV/ 6:59/ Canadian Premiere
Producer: Fin Edquist/ Screenwriter: Fin Edquist/ Cinematographer: Simon Ozolins/ Editor: Fin Edquist/ Cast: Gemma Cavoli, Steve Mouzakis/ Print Source: Fin Edquist, fin@edstongfilms.com

Mendel, a young Hasidic Jew, discovers that Christmas trees aren't just for Christmas- they're for life.

THE WEBSITE IT DOWN: SALES GUY VS WEB DUD

THE WEBSITE IT DOWN: SALES GUY VS WEB DUD

Joshua Weinberg/USA/ 2008/ DigiBeta/ 11:00/
Producer: Joshua Weinberg/ Screenwriter: Joshua Weinberg/ Cinematography: Joshua Weinberg/ Editor: Joshua Weinberg/ Sound: Joshua Weinberg/ Cast: Joshua Weinberg, Casey Cochran/ Print Source: Joshua Weinberg, josh.weinberg@gmail.com

Ever wonder why those tech support representatives are so swamped? This mash-up of mostly true stories from the front lines of IT hell will certainly enlighten you.

THREE-WAY WITH SHELLY

THREE-WAY WITH SHELLY

Todd Komarnicki/ USA/ 2009/ MiniDV/ 5:00/ World Premiere
Producer: Jane Bradbury/ Screenwriter: Jane Bradbury/ Cinematographer: Jane Bradbury/ Editor: Jonathan Coleman/ Sound Editor: Jonathan Coleman/ Digital Effects: Jonathan Coleman/ Cast: Jane Bradbury/ Print Source: Jonathan Coleman, jc@guywalks.com

Loveable Shelly is bombarded with telemarketers, and gives them everything they want!

ME, ME, ME

ME, ME, ME

Geraldine Geraghty/ UK/ 2009/ 16mm super/ 16:30/ World Premiere
Producer: Catherine Royle, Geraldine Geraghty, Miranda Glasser/ Screenwriet: Geraldine Geraghty/ Cinematography: Jono Smith/ Editor: Luke Jenkinson/ Cast: Hywel Morgan, Cavan Clerkin, Amanda Lawrence/ Print Source: Geraldine Geraghty, Geraldine.geraghty@virgin.net

Adam, an ambitious, highly narcissistic actor, recently achieved minor success with a supporting role in a low budget horror movie he now covets the lead role in the new project from director ‘du jour’ Shay Fielding. He soon realises he has stiff competition for his dream role when he meets his nemesis – a successful and infinitely more charming actor, Danny, who starts to overshadow every area of his life. Adam’s thoughts quickly turn to murder…

TAYLORS TROPHY

TAYLORS TROPHY

Jason McDonald/ UK/ 2009/ 16mm super/ 20:00/ World Premiere
Producer: Jason McDonald, Iaya Armian/ Screenwriter: Geoff Crackett/ Cinematographer: David Mackie/ Editor: Jocelyn Hockings/ Sound Editor: Joe Marsden/ Original Music: Joe Henson/ Cast: Thomas Coombes, Samantha Lyden, Mark Homer, Faye Honeysett, Elizabeth Webster, Benjamin Bradley, Robert Crouch, Hilary Lester, Edward Law, Declan Mills, Dan Poole/ Print Source: Jason McDonald, jason.mcdonald@hotmail.com

A prized trophy has just been stolen from the local pub. Lester, young unemployed man, always out to make a fast buck, is deep in debt and is being threatened by a local thug. Lester decides that the easiest way to make some quick cash is to solve the mystery of the stolen trophy and collect the reward. But is anything really that easy?


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