Toronto Shorts Fest
 
 
 
 

PROGRAM 6
SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 23 - 9:10 PM

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Oil Men

Drama / Canada / 8 min.

Based loosely on a true story, Oil Men is about a young chemist, Leanne, who is researching tar sands extraction at a point shortly placed after the wildfires in Fort McMurray. Her mother, an incredible symbol of strength and independence, is a former trucker whose rare form of leukaemia is taking her life; a disease caused by her prolonged proximity to the toxic petroleum products and chemicals she once hauled.

Director: Samuel Larson
Producer: Samuel Larson, Julie Nolke
Writer: Samuel Larson
 
Cast: Julie Nolke, Janice Ryan, Kadence Kalbfleisch
Animal

Drama / Canada / 10 min.

A chance encounter between a diverse young doctor and an old stock Canadian turns dangerous.

Director: Daniel Benoit
Producer: Erika Thoen, Amulya Garithoti
Writer: Yasmin Pindolia
 
Cast: Genelle Williams, John Corbett, Trenna Keating
Four Eyes

Drama / Canada / 15 min.

Set in suburbs in the summer of 1977, this is a short film about standing up for yourself - and glasses.

Director: Michael Clowater
Producer: Jessica Miller
Writer: Michael Clowater
 
Cast: Mylo Gosch, Sprague Grayden
Compulsion

Suspense/Thriller / Canada / 16 min.

As we follow an unknown man in his day to day life, we soon start to see the dark underside of what his compulsion is and what it drives him to do. To give in, the blood must flow.

Director: Brian Sepanzyk
Producer: Geoff Anderson, Shelly Murray
Writer: Brian Sepanzyk
 
Cast: Andrew Roy Drury, Eva Bourne, Kevin Keegan
Watu Wote / All of Us

Drama / Germany / 23 min.

For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

Director: Katja Benrath
Producer: Tobias Rosen
Writer: Julia Drache
 
Cast: Barkhad Abdirahman, Adelyne Waimiru, Faysal Ahmed
Mine Is Yours

Drama / Canada / 13 min.

Uptight Coralie Armstrong, finds out her free spirited kid sister Mia, is trying to sell their family cottage, she shows up crashing Mia’s weekend with her childhood best friend Robin. It seems like Robin might just be able to bring the Armstrong girls together, but ultimately Mine Is Yours is the story of two sisters who share a history, and a loss that should bring them closer together but instead drives them apart. Sometimes the people closest to us are the hardest to love.

Director: Sam Coyle
Producer: Leigh Bush, Kat Hidalgo
Writer: Julia Hoff
 
Cast: Leigh Bush, Chloe Sullivan, Erin Margurite Carter
Hell Of A Gap

Comedy / Canada / 4 min.

Nancy, an angel climbing the corporate stairway to heaven, is shocked to discover she’s making 20 less than her coworker Glen. Work is as unfair on earth as it art in heaven.

Director: Caitlin English
Producer: Eric Frank, Jacqueline Costa
Writer: Caitlin English, Chris Boyle
 
Cast: Jacqueline Costa, Eric Frank, Chris Boyle

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