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Celluloid Social Club August 14, 2019

CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Screening Great Short Films
in Celebration of THE VANCOUVER CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL August 11-16

With Special Guest Los Angles-based EMMY-nominated Canadian Director SHELDON LARRY (Remington Steele, Twilight Zone, Doogie Howser, M.D., Long Shadows)

Join the Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/490365835047025/

NOTE NEW DOORS OPENING TIME OF 7PM for EXTRA NETWORKING TIME

– PUTTING THE SOCIAL BACK IN THE CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB! –
Doors – 7:00pm Show – 8:00pm No Minors.
The ANZA Club, #3 West 8th Ave. at Ontario St., Vancouver, BC
Free Parking/close to Broadway/Main St bus routes/Skytrain
Admission/Membership:
pay what you can sliding scale $5-$10 cash at door.

Twitter: celluloidsocial

Web: http://celluloidsocialclub.com/

Join the CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB FACEBOOK GROUP at http://www.facebook.com/groups/18306091376/

HOSTED by David C. Jones
Produced by Paul Armstrong
Technical Direction by Nathanael Vass
Volunteer Coordination by Emily Weldon
Webmaster & Hot Shot Shorts Producer Robin Chan
Founded by PAUL ARMSTRONG, JEANNE HARCO & CATHI BLACK

Vancouver, B.C…The CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB, monthly screenings featuring the best in independent provocative short films since November 13, 1997 followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker with networking & socializing. No Minors. Prizes galore.

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THE RIDE by Dihan Xu, Executive Produced by Sheldon Larry, filmed in Shanghai, China, 2017, 18 min – A married businessman takes an Uber to the airport on his way home. His driver is a beautiful, mysterious woman and the two do seem to have sparks. Or is something else going on?

UNRAVEL written and directed by Evan Luchkow, produced by Scott Franchuk, DOP Austin Kvaale, music by Royce Costa, starring Alicia Rusu, and David Vatousios. 11 min., science fiction/drama, 2017 – Mary lives a lonely and isolated existence, meticulously documenting suspicious activity in the skies. When she connects with a fellow conspiracy theorist, she struggles to open up and reveal her secret: painful and mysterious fibres growing out of her skin. , Nominee – Best Script, Best of BC – Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, Official Selection – 2018 Palm Springs International ShortFest; Winner Best 3rd Year Film at UBC’s POV Film Festival.

SEARCH FOR THE MANCHUS by Evan Luchkow, filmed in Northeast China as part of Looking China 2016 – Vancouver director Evan Luchkow seeks where the culture of the Manchu people of Northeast China is today, searching for it both in the big city as well as the country side and uncovers it in the unlikeliest places.

MATTRESS directed by Michelle Kee, written by Michelle Kee & Quinn Spicker, produced by Emma Peterson, DOP Graham and Nelson Talbot, music by Robin Andrew Hughes, executive produced by Paul Armstrong & Ines Eisses, associate produced by Jackie Nguyen, starring Sean Quan, Valerie Sing-Turner, Doralynn Mui, Kenneth Chan, Fiona Vroom, Ava Dewhurst, Aaron Hutchinson, Celeste Insell, Kalvin Olafson, Craig Meester, Alvin To, Julia Hartnett, Blaine Toderian, Nathan Thomas. 9:52 min., Comedy, Crazy8s 2014 – Under cover of darkness, the Lees discard an old mattress in a Strathcona alley, right next to a “No Dumping” sign. The next day, a near-riot breaks out in the neighbourhood when no one takes responsibility for it. Dodging rotten eggs and Molotov cocktails, it’s up to the youngest member of the Lee family to do the right thing. – Crazy8s 2014, ICCG Think Forward Film Festival 2014 *Special Mention (Venice, Italy), Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2015 (Vancouver, BC, Canada) *Honorable Mention.

SWEETNESS IN THE SHADOWS directed by Nathanael Vass, written by Natalie Moon, produced by Pangman Moving Pictures, Nathanael Vass & Natalie Moon, DOP James River Brooks, music by Natalie Moon, featuring Shayda Yazdanmehr, Masa Kateb, Benji Baker, Claire Baker, Béatrice Lou Strong, Alex Strong, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Natalie Moon, Alyssa Serpa, Jayden Doan, Hannah Gilgoff, Christopher Ho, Jesse Gary Harder, Nathanael Vass, James River Brooks, Marley the Cat, & Fabian Frangipane. 4 min., Music Video, 2019 – “Sweetness in the Shadows”, the new music video for Daughter of the Moon directed by Nathanael Vass (who also directed her previous music video “Wind & Fire”) is an exploration of love in all its many forms and featuring an ensemble cast of Vancouver artists and performers.  It is also a distillation of what it means to live as a millenial in urban Vancouver. One of the often-overlooked positive outcomes of the economic instability that plagues so many urban millenials is the return to a community-based living model–in order to survive, so many of them (us) have eschewed the single-family home life in favour of a constantly-shifting communal model in which a community of people (including partners and children) work together to create a full, meaningful, cooperative life. La vita è bella!

PsychoUber directed by Jacob Weldon, written by Jacob Weldon & Nigel Vendrasco, produced by Jacob Weldon, Nigel Vendrasco & Dylan Wilson, DOP: Jacob Weldon, starring Rohan Mathew as The Driver, Mat Prince as The Passenger, Garrick Geraghty as The Gangster, Nigel Vendrasco as Death, Dylan Wilson as Father John and Chad Gautreau as the Pizza Guy. 2 min., Comedy, 2019, Strap in for the craziest rideshare of your life – Tied for Second Place in Audience Choice at the 4th Vancouver Shi*ty Film Festival

THE BAR by Peter New, directed by Mike Jackson, starring Peter DeLuise & Simone Bailly – Whiskey music plays in a seedy bar, where pool sharks roam and the liquor flows like forgotten tears. A film noir comedy about love, life, tulips and xylophones. 2006 Winner of the 1st Annual Hot Shot Shorts Contest.

TOO LATE directed by Simon Chin & Christopher Cho. Made for the VAFF MAMM13 2018. MAMM14 2019 screening coming up August 31. http://vaff.org/mamm14

TRAILER for COOL DADDY directed by Roger Larry, produced by Paul Armstrong & Roger Larry, executive produced by Earl Hong Tai & Chris Phillips, featuring Kenny Colman and Chase Colman. https://kennysjazzpad.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CoolDaddyTheKennyColmanStory

Screening on the documentary Channel August 23.

https://www.cbc.ca/documentarychannel/

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SPONSORS:
The ANZA Club – www.anzaclub.org
Vancouver Chinese Film Festival – http://www.vcff.org

Vancouver International Youth Film Festival – http://www.viyff.org

Like Minded Media – www.likemindedmedia.com
GearBase Camera Rentals – http://camerarentalsvancouver.com

Fusion Cine – www.fusioncine.com
Ameland Films Inc.

RAFFLE PRIZE SPONSORS:
Crazy8s – www.crazy8s.film

GearBase Camera Rentals – http://camerarentalsvancouver.com

Vancouver Chinese Film Festival – http://www.vcff.org

Celluloid Social Club April 17 celebrating National Canadian Film Day

CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Screening Great Canadian Short Films in Celebration of
NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY presented with REEL CANADA

With Special Guests 2019 Oscar Nominees and Canada Screen Awards Winners David Fine & Alison Snowden (ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR)

Join the Event at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2378934119007801

Doors – 7:30pm Show – 8:00pm No Minors.
The ANZA Club, #3 West 8th Ave. at Ontario St., Vancouver, BC
Free Parking/close to Broadway/Main St bus routes/Skytrain
Admission/Membership:
pay what you can sliding scale $5-$10 cash at door.

HOSTED by David C. Jones
Produced by Paul Armstrong
Technical Direction by Anaïsa Visser
Volunteer Coordination by Emily Weldon
Webmaster & Hot Shot Shorts Producer Robin Chan
Founded by PAUL ARMSTRONG, JEANNE HARCO & CATHI BLACK

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR written and directed by David Fine & Alison Snowden and produced by Michael Fukushima. This 14 minute NFB animated comedy is about a group therapy session, with animals. It features an all Vancouver voice cast and was created in Kitsilano. Animal Behaviour was a 2019 Oscar nominee and a Canadian Screen Award winner and has also won numerous awards around the world.

THE GRAND GAMBLE, directed and produced by John R Taylor, Executive Producer Bill DeGrazio, DOP James Gill (Vancouver), DOP Chris Oliver (Cobourg), Edited by Rob Smith & Ruggero Romano, starring Michael Karl Richards is Mayor Stuart Mackechnie. Town Councillors are Jerry South as D’Arcy Boulton, Lee Tockar as Henry Ruttan, Simon Webb as William Weller, and Guy Fauchon as John Beatty. Bronwen Smith is Mrs Boulton. Forbes Angus is Prime Minister Sir Alan MacNab, and Chris Walters is Architect Kivas Tully. Documentary, 2018 – THE GRAND GAMBLE tells the story of ‘why’ and ‘how’ Victoria Hall in Cobourg, Ontario, came to be one of Canada’s most impressive civic buildings.
The premiere screening of this film about Victoria Hall took place on September 18, 2018 in the Concert Hall of that very building – playing to an audience of 250, with the Director, John R Taylor, present.

CC Written & Directed by Kailey Spear and Sam Spear, Produced by Natasha Wehn, Lauren Beason, Victoria Burkhart, DOP Nelson Talbot and Graham Talbot, Music by Leonty, starring Jewel Staite (CC) and Sharon Taylor (Lena). Sci-Fi/Drama, Crazy8s 2018, 14 minutes – In this suspenseful sci-fi, an AID (Artificially Intelligent Device) by the name of CC, has been leased by a nanny agency to Lena to help care for her daughter. When a violent incident occurs between CC and Lena, an investigative team is tasked with determining exactly what happened.

The Spear sisters also hope to be able to share the teaser for the their most recent short film: ALIEN: ORE
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/alien-celebrating-40th-anniversary-6-short-films-1193923

THE LIGHTSABER MAKER written & directed by Jeremy Brown, produced by Jessica Rivers and Lori Zei, DOP Jason Irish, music by Shawn Penner, starring Scott Patey as Valin Horn. 11 min., Mockumentary, 2018 – Valin Horn is the galaxy’s only maker of artisanal lightsabers. This is his story.
Winner – Best Mockumentary at the Canadian International Comedy Film Festival
Winner – Best Mockumentary at the Portland Comedy Film Festival
Winner – Best Mockumentary at the Falcon International Film Festival
Winner – Best Actor (Scott Patey) at the Azure Lorica Fan Film Awards
Nominated – Best Film at the Azure Lorica Fan Film Awards
Official Selection – Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection – GeekFest Year 6

OTHER FILMS TBA

Celluloid Social Club March 10 – Special Presentation of COOL DADDY

COOL DADDY, featuring legendary jazz singer
Kenny Colman and son Chase Colman,
premieres on the documentary Channel March 10 & 12.
Watch it live at a special screening party at the
Celluloid Social Club on Sunday March 10. Doors 7pm. Screening 9pm.

The musical story of a man desperately trying to be a good father after a lifetime spent trying to be a great star.

You’ve seen the COOL DADDY trailer at the Celluloid Social Club, and even legendary jazz singer Kenny Colman and his son Chase Colman in person at the show, but now it’s time to watch the full documentary! Please join us this Sunday, March 10 for a special Celluloid Social Club screening of COOL DADDY on the CBC’s documentary Channel. Doors 7pm, screening 9pm at the ANZA Club, #3 West 8th Avenue. Free to attend. Cash bar. Free popcorn. Hosted by David C. Jones. If you can’t join us in person, watch it on the CBC’s documentary Channel 6pm/9pmPT and 9pmET on March 10, with repeats on March 12. More info: https://www.facebook.com/579712435545040/posts/1141498599366418/

COOL DADDY tells the story of Chase Colman, son of legendary jazz singer Kenny Colman, as he tries his hand at singing in an attempt to reconcile with his ailing father. A story about parents and children, COOL DADDY is also the story of how a certain brand of 1960s cool, at once toxic and alluring, has sustained itself in younger generations.

From the filmmaking team of Sandra Tomc and Roger Larry (Citizen Marc, Crossing), COOL DADDY is directed by Roger Larry (Citizen Marc, Crossing); written by Roger Larry and Sandra Tomc (Citizen Marc, Crossing); produced by Paul Armstrong (Lawrence & Holloman), Roger Larry, and Sandra Tomc; executive produced by Earl Hong Tai (Citizen Marc), Bruce Cowley, and Chris Phillips (Send Us Smokes, Counter Act); and assistant produced by Michael De Santis.
Cool Daddy was funded by CBC’s documentary Channel, CMF, and Creative BC.

Launching today in a lead up to the broadcast is ‘Kenny’s Jazz Pad’, an immersive and interactive site where you can find out more about COOL DADDY. It features extensive video, including a short doc on Kenny Colman’s glamorous career and his celebrity pals; a behind-the-scenes doc where director Roger Larry discusses how masculinity in this movie is communicated from father to son; the trailer; plus Chase Colman performing in an early 1960s style Vegas lounge featured on the site. Funded in part by the CMF POV program. https://kennysjazzpad.com