Because we like films we organize screenings we want you to attend.
I guarantee 4 films, 4 fun film makers and a good time.
New narrative films
Main Film 4067, boul St-Laurent, suite 303
Tuesday October 16th : 7pm, its free
Program duration: approx: 60min format miniDV
Curlew Sandpiper : Adam Beck
In a small town 11-year-old Myron gets the chicken pox. His mother arranges for him to spend a day with an unfamiliar neighboring girl, Taylor. The two children come together and help each other make sense of their families and the hard world of choices and consequences that surround them. He infects her with chicken pox and she infects him with the necessary knowledge and heartbreak that come with growing up.
Beth : Daniel Beirne
Cara Pifko (This is Wonderland, Our Hero) is breathtaking in this short character piece about a woman who skips work one day to hand out balloons to children. It’s a cloudy, quiet, tender little film. Her performance is note-perfect; she is charming yet tragic, emphatic yet subtle. Truly one of Canada’s most under-rated performers.
Searching For Heartbreak : Nick Martin
Searching For Heartbreak is the story of Fred Cleef, an unemployed country singer/songwriter living in Calgary, Alberta. Fred constantly tests the patience of his girlfriend Karen in an effort to get her to leave him. He hopes to use this life experience to write an inspired ballad in the tradition of old-time country & western songs. Unfortunately for Fred, Karen is a woman of seemingly infinite patience who might force him to discover what it really means to be an artist.
Fairweather : Robert Reis & Dan Popa
As a result of running with the same crowd for far too long, Donald’s unique personality has become transparent even to himself. As he now attempts to make sense of the relationships that are governing his life, Donald meets a new girl with a fresh outlook on life. Donald’s faithfull capacity to reflect on his past leaves the viewer in a place where childhood and adulthood are able to co-exist.
Adam Beck was born and raised in Kanata Ontario. He worked for Noitaminanimation, an animation and postproduction house in Ottawa before attending Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal. Adam’s short film Curlew Sandpiper recently won the Techicolor Award for excellence in short filmmaking and awards the film a blow to 35mm. Adam recently completed his studies at Concordia with a Major in Film Production and a Minor in Photography.
Daniel Beirne, born in Ottawa, went to Concordia University in Montreal as a double major in Film Production and Philosophy. Graduating in 2006, “Beth” is his first film outside of school.
Nicholas Martin was born and raised in Toronto. He fell in love with cinema at a young age and soon began shooting digital movies with his friends. Upon graduation of secondary school, Nick attended Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. There he was awarded the Vision Globale Award for Excellence in Comedic Filmmaking for his thesis project The Standup. His follow-up is Searching For Heartbreak, a comedy made through CORUS Entertainment’s Young Filmmaker’s Initiative Program. The film recently screened at this year’s Pop Montreal: Film Pop program. He has recently finished a new, medium-length screenplay entitled Bears which he intends to shoot in the Summer of 2008.
Robert Reis lives and works in Montreal where he has directed auteur films and documentaries since his graduation from the Mel Hoppenheim school of cinema.
He has recently been shooting live concerts and music videos and his work has been screened at the Montreal super8 fest, the Cinema 3A Fest, the Tremblant Film Fest and Young Cuts.
His most recent work through his collective 24KARROTS can be seen right here, on this blog.
Born in Bucharest (Romania), Dan Popa now lives and works in Montreal. He studied visual arts before attending Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema where he graduated in 2006. His most recent works consist of music videos and short experimental films. He is currently working on a short fiction film in collaboration with the National Film Board and the Canada council for the arts, witch is scheduled for release in the spring 2008. His most recent work through his collective 24KARROTS can be seen on this blog, right here.