Local Filmmakers Showcase

Wednesday 24th July, 9.00pm - 10.30pm
@ District 28, 28 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2M8


My Brother's Rifle
Dir. Adam King
Canada | 18 mins
Logline: A dark folktale of two brothers in tango and one sheriff in limbo clashing in the fictional, rural town of Gump, ON.


Refuge in the Rockies
Dir. Kaio Kathriner
Canada | 13 mins
Logline: Anderson Losada is a Colombian refugee resettled in Canada, where an obscure law prevented him from citizenship and cost him his Paralympic dreams in downhill skiing.


Clean Ice
Dir. March Mercanti
Canada | 10 mins
Logline: The legacy of a run-down hockey arena is at stake as peculiar events unravel.


Subproject 68
Dir. Alyssa Asaro
Canada | 10 mins
Logline: This short documentary explores the MKULTRA experimentation done in Montreal during the 1950s and 60s by Dr. Ewen Cameron through the lens of Ann Diamond, a Canadian writer, who believes her family was involved when she was a child.


Dir. Bogdan Anifrani
Canada | 4 mins
Logline: The journey of a light emitting being through a dark and ancient world ridden with forgotten knowledge. What is the purpose for this creature's existence? Does it have a purpose to begin with?


Uncaged: A Stand-In Story
Dir. Blake Johnston & Kelso Steinhoff
Canada | 11 mins
Logline: Marco Kyris worked as Nic Cage’s stand-in for a decade on 20 films; everything from Cage’s break out role in Leaving Las Vegas to the blockbuster franchise National Treasure. In Uncaged: A Stand-in Story, Marco talks about his early life as an actor, his journey into the entourage of Nic Cage, and what it was like working in the shadow for one of Hollywood’s Legends of Cinema.



After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.

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