Warning - disturbing/mature content and images
THE VIDEO STORE COMMERCIAL (Dirs. Cody Kennedy and Tim Rutherford) (4.10 mins)
A desperate video store owner hires a crew to shoot a commercial in his shop. But when they accidentally destroy a cursed VHS, suddenly, all their lives are in danger.- and worse yet, the commercial may never get finished.
MY TAKE: A fun throwback to the 80s with a wickedly awesome supernatural creature!
NOW IS THE PRINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT (Dir. Michael Peeling) (10:25 mins)
After experiencing a series of unsettling events, a couple begins to fear that an evil printer may be at the centre of their paranoia.
MY TAKE: Ha...a printer as stalker monster! Love it!
VIDEO VENGENCE (Dir. Nada Cosovic) (5:57 mins)
Two "cool girl" video rental shop employees make the best of the graveyard shift when an obnoxious customer shows face.
MY TAKE: A totally fun 80s vibe here, shot at the great Eyesore Cinema! A strong entry from students at Humber College...
Wanna check out my video with the owner and proprietor of Eyesore Cinema (many time location choice for independent filmmakers in TO) - click HERE.
LONG PIG (Dir. Nikolas Benn) (7:07 mins)
An ex-con lands an interview for a respectable well paid job, but soon realizes the position is neither respectable, negotiable, or easily digestible.
MY TAKE: Clever twist...low budget solutions for getting rid of evidence makes this guy perfect for a job he cannot refuse. Check out my interview with the director and producer/actor below...
BE GOOD (Dir. Anik Jean) (12:28 mins)
Nathan is a 6 years old kid like most kids of his age with a lot of imagination. He loves to dress-up and be in a character of monsters, zombies, vampires, super hero. He would prefer to play with someone of his age, a friend than to play with his imagination. but who? the new babysitter might be the one.
MY TAKE: I didn't sympathize much with the Nanny (nor will you, I think), so you don't mind when Nathan decides to play such interesting games with his babysitter!
DOCKING (Dir. Trevor Anderson) (5:00)
Trevor reflects on his fear of dating.
MY TAKE: Short, sweet, funny and genresque.
DON'T SNEEZE (Dir. Ryan LaPlante) (2:06 mins)
Brian, a guy enjoying some "alone time"sneezes at an inopportune moment and is shocked by the consequences.
MY TAKE: Short and sweet, yet again...I really enjoyed the idea here.
ONE LAST LAST HEIST (Dir. Darrin Rose) (11:36 mins)
An armed robber sets up his heartbroken buddy on a meet cute - during a heist.
MY TAKE: Loved the cast of this funny/crime/romance mash-up!
THE TRAINEE (Dir. Ryan Couldrey) (7:15 mins)
A gritty anti-hero's interrogation of a criminal mastermind is derailed when her naive sidekick arrives on the scene.
MY TAKE: Originally a 48 hour film with a fun cast, particularly the Trainee herself! Check out my interview with the filmmaker:
ASKING FOR A FRIEND (Dir. Kelsey Bollig) (25:04 mins)
Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and well - soulmates. After a long day trying to maintain her #girlboss status at work, Blake's one-track mind is solely set on the nachos Q has promised to make for dinner. In addition to the nachos, however, Q has also unexpectedly managed to kill someone in their apartment. Through a series of heavily graphic and hilarious situations, the girls tap into their inner serial killers and decide to handle the body themselves. Their naivete and inexperience leads to a weekend full of accidental drugs, Saran Wrap, and body that, for whatever reason, will not stop bleeding. So hypothetically speaking - how do you get rid of a body? Asking for a friend.
MY TAKE: Some lovely, creative shooting during Blake's drug trip prior to sorting out the details of dealing with the body and a very unique look into what must be a STRONG friendship!
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