Past Show: Wednesday June 24


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

a selection of 2015 LEO Award Winning Shorts and other great films and first submission date for the 7th Annual Hot Shot Shorts Contest (details at )


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Arrive approx 6:15pm.

Free Entry & Drink. If interested:

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


pay what you can sliding scale $5-$10 cash at door.

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

ROAR directed by Stuart Langfield & Dylan Rekert, written by Stuart Langfield & Dylan Rekert, produced by Jesse Savath, DOP Stirling Bancroft, music by Mark Reveley, starring David Petersen, Matthew MacCaull and Dakota Daulby. 13 min, Sci-fi/Drama, 2014 – ROAR is a film about generational bonds and disconnects, exploring the commitments of two brothers divided by pride, brought together to fulfill their Grandfather’s final wishes. In doing so they question each others motives as they struggle to come to terms with what has been asked of them. Roar is about people with extraordinary powers; powers they spend their lives battling to control, and which ultimately consume them. Vimeo Staff Picked, 7 Leo nominations/1 win for Editing.

DEAD HEARTS written and directed by Stephen W. Martin, produced by Alex Glua and Stephen W. Martin, DOP Sean Cox, music by Luke Moore, starring Valin Shinyei as Young Milton, Dalila Bela as Young Lola and Thomas Orr-Loney as Milton. 16 mins, Horror Romance 2014 – A young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung Fu, and biker werewolves. Screened at over 100 Film Festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, RainDance, and Sitges. Dead Hearts has been awarded more than 37 Awards including Best Horror Comedy at ScreamFest L.A., Audience Choice award at the Toronto AfterDark, and Best Short Film at the St. Louis International Film Festival, which qualifies it for the 2016 Academy Awards. Winner of 3 Leo Awards including Best Production Design, Best Costume and Best Make-up.

IN LOVE WITH A SNOWMAN music by Enfants Terribles directed by Kim Oxlund & Maya Saxell, written by Maya Saxell & Kim Oxlund, produced by Kim Oxlund & Maya Saxell, DOP Kim Oxlund & Maya Saxell, music by Enfants Terribles, starring N/A. 3 min., Stop Motion, 2014 – The video is a stop motion winter wonderland inspired by shadow puppetry and is made of laser cut construction paper, fabric, flour, tons of sparkles, and christmas lights. 1500 sheets of paper were used to make them move seamlessly, Best Music Video – Leo Awards 2015.

FADE OUT written & directed by Agam Darshi, produced by Crystal Lowe & Sandy Sidhu, DOP Gregory Brown, music by Andrew Halliwell, starring Ona Grauer as Actress, Adrian Holmes as Actor, Chelah Horsdal as Publicist, David Lewis as Manager, Mackenzie Gray as the Rockstar Papparazzi and Beatrice King as Reporter. 9 mins. Drama. 2013 – On the night of what should be her triumphant comeback premiere, an aging starlet struggling with self-doubt finds the line between fantasy and reality blurring. VISAFF:Vancouver Int. South Asian Film Festival, FILMI Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival. 2014 Leo Award nomination: Best Score in a short iflm – Andrew Halliwell. 2014 Leo Award Nomination: Best Actress in a short film – Ona Grauer

FILMI Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival. 2014 Leo Award nomination: Best Score in a short iflm – Andrew Halliwell. 2014 Leo Award Nomination: Best Actress in a short film – Ona Grauer

WHERE I’M FROM directed and written by Sina Nazarian, produced by Sina Nazarian and Tania Rahimikhoshavaz, DOP Kevin Perissinotti and Sina Nazarian, music by William John Hodgins, production designer Tania Rahimikhoshavaz, starring William John Hodgins as Animus, Tania Rahimikhoshavaz as Anima., Music, 2015 – A musical and psychological thriller that delves into the dream world shared by two artists, who are held down by their own consciousness. When their paths collide, the pandoras box open and plays a crucial role in their self-actualization.

Trailer for VIOLENT directed by Andrew Huculiak, written by Josh Huculiak, Cayne McKenzie & Joseph Schweers – A young woman, and her last memories of the five people who loved her most, recalled while experiencing a catastrophic event. Winner of 8 Leo Awards – Best Motion Picture, Direction, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Picture Editing, Visual Effects, Musical Score, Casting

Trailer for EARTHLICKERS directed by Tony Mirza, written by & starring Justine Warrington & Alison Araya, DP Chris Kempinski,  produced by Keli Moore, Tony Mirza, Jim McKeown, Michael Evans, executive produced by Paul Armstrong & Ines Eisses, also starring April Telek, Johannah Newmarch, Mackenzie Gray and Jed Rees. Crazy8s 2104 – In a barren post-apocalyptic future, the seven sexy Goddesses of Merkabatron descend upon a wretched Earth to convey the message that the Vibration of Love can heal all. A campy, erotic, science fiction comedy, this cinematic love child of Barbarella and Ed Wood Jr. will soon have your Titillator vibrating on a cosmic level. Winner of Leo Award for Best Visual Effects. Screening July 10 at the Cinemafantastique

Trailer for GOING FURTHER – Fifty years after the iconic first Trip, Ken Kesey’s son Zane took the Furthur Bus and his father’s legacy-back on the road for its longest running tour in history. Armed with a new band of Merry Pranksters, the Furthur bus traveled over 15,000 miles in 75 days, riding into music festivals, community events, tribal gatherings and national landmarks. Get “On the Bus” as we experience first-hand the seeds sown by Ken and his crew, and how they’ve inspired a new generation. Through never-before-seen archive footage, as well as over 300 hours of film shot over the course of three months, Going Furthur will explore the roots of a culture birthed in the early sixties, and how the mission of those first few idealists have influenced the counterculture of today. Inspired by Furthur as a beacon of true American freedom, this will be an on-the-ground account of the massive potential we have in this generation to be the change we wish to see in the world.

TRAILER FOR THE TIMEKEEPER directed by Scott Weber, written by Walter Sawadsky & Cookie Boyle, produced by Heather Howe & Scott Weber, DOPs Graham Talbot and Nelson Talbot, Production Designer Rebecca Sjonger, music by Step Carruthers, executive produced by Paul Armstrong, Ed Brando, Robert G. Heimbecker, Robin Chan, starring Tom McBeath as Mr. Ellicott, Darla Taylor as Emily, Nathan Dashwood as Danny, Tammy Gillis as Georgina, Maxine Miller as Mavis, Scott McNeil as Jake and Pia Shandel as the Sales Assistant. 15 min, drama, 2014 – The Timekeeper reveals the storybook world of a watchmaker with traditional, time-honoured habits. Except what he sells is anything by conventional. The Timekeeper reminds us that when it comes to spending time, everyone has a choice.

Winner of the 2013 Hot Shot Shorts Contest. Premiered at the 2014 Montreal World Film Festival. Selected for Telefilm’s 2015 Canada: Not Short on Talent program at the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Selected as one of 39 films out of 2393 eligible films for the ‘Coup de Coeur’ 2015 Cannes Short Film Corner. Nominated for 9 Leo Awards 2015 including Best Short Film, Direction, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Picture Editing, Overall Sound, Musical Score, Production Design, Performance by a Male (Tom McBeath) (Winner)



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