Best Live Action Short: 2016 Canadian Screen Award


Toronto International Film Festival
SXSW
New Orleans Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Atlantic Film Festival
Edmonton International Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
NexT International Film Festival (Bucharest)
Prague Short Film Festival
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile (Belarus)
Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney) 
Short Waves Festival (Poznan, Poland)
Helsinki Short Film Festival
Kingston Canadian Film Festival

SYNOPSIS

An aspiring performer struggles to breathe life into a new character she's created. Suddenly, she sees him: the real-life version of the man she's been playing. Where's the line between inspiration and theft? A gender-bending romantic comedy about a man and her double.

15.5 Minutes. 

THE CAST

KAYLA LORETTE / Actor & Co-writer

   

 

 

Kayla is a comedian living in Toronto. She has toured extensively through Europe and North America with her comedy duo The Sufferettes. She has been nominated for a Gemini for her performance in YTV’s That’s So Weird and won several Canadian Comedy Awards, including Best Female Improviser and Best Female Performance in a Webseries. She's starred in two IPF webseries': Everyone’s Famous and Space Riders: Division Earth. Kayla also wrote and starred in The Second City Project on Global TV.

JULIAN RICHINGS / ACTOR

Although Julian Richings is an English-born actor, he has become a staple in Canadian cinema with appearances in over 50 Canadian films and 20 television series.  In 1984, he moved to Toronto and within five years landed a regular role on the second season of the television series War of the Worlds. Other roles followed, and he gained critical acclaim as the bitter, aging punk rock legend Bucky Haight in Bruce McDonald’s mock-documentary Hard Core Logo (1996). 

In 2000, Richings received a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Francis Bellanger in The Claim.  Richings has also appeared in such films as Wrong Turn (2003), Being Julia (2004), X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006), and Man of Steel (2013). Select television credits include Death in Supernatural and a recent guest-star role in Orphan Black

FEATURING

BRUCE DOW / WILLIAM ELLIS / VIVIEN ENDICOTT-DOUGLAS

MICHELLE MYLETT / JUDY VIRAGO / CHAMPAGNA ENEMEA

VANESSA MATSUI / LINDSAY MULLEN / GWYNNE PHILLIPS

HANNAH SPEAR / LISA SAVARD-QUONG

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THE FILMMAKERS

ZACK RUSSELL / CO-WRITER & DIRECTOR
Zack is a playwright, theatre director and producer. This is his first film. Select directing credits include the critically acclaimed porno-comedy Ajax (por nobody) by Alice Tuan (SummerWorks, 2012) and the Governor General’s Award-winning live-stream play rihannaboi95 by Jordan Tannahill (2013) for which Zack received a Dora-Award nomination. His plays have premiered in New York (The Flea Theater), Montreal (Lab Synthese) and Toronto (VideoFag). In 2013, Zack and Kayla met while collaborating on the punk-rock opera Feint of Hart. Most recently, he produced the Toronto and New York run of Sheila Heti’s All Our Happy Days Are Stupid. He lives in Toronto. 

MATT KING & ANDREW FERGUSON / EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
LaRue Entertainment (“LaRue”) is an award winning Film, TV & Digital Media production company headed by producers Matt King & Andrew Ferguson. LaRue is one of the hottest up and coming content creators in Canada and the company prides itself on being creator driven. LaRue’s focus has always been to produce great stories for the screen and deliver excellence behind the scenes. LaRue is committed to expanding the company film slate and continuing its strategy to roll out a new wave of independent, iconic, and financially viable Canadian productions in the coming years. 

MARIANNA KHOURY / EDITOR & PRODUCER
Marianna is an Antiguan film editor based in Toronto. Current projects include Season 2 of Space Riders: Division Earth, the 2015 Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Web Series, and The Amazing Gayle Pile which is featured on JASH. Other projects include True Dating Stories (CBC Punchline) and short films Western (Tony Ho) and Job Interview (NSI and The Canadian Film Fest award winner, 2015 Canadian Comedy Award nominee). 

HENRY SANSOM / CINEMATOGRAPHER
Henry is a 15 year veteran of the Toronto film industry. He is currently shooting Look Again - a feature with Emmy-award winning actor Brittany Allen.  Other projects include a documentary on mountaineering shot in Chile, and a Prague-based spy adventure series Asset for JTS.tv.

DAN WERB / COMPOSER
Dan Werb is an award-winning composer, performer and producer. Best known for his production and             performance with electronic dance project Woodhands, and more recently Ark Analog, Dan has also composed extensively for film and TV.  Recent film credits include Stress Position, A+ (LIFT 30 x 30 short film commission), and Antiviral (winner of the TIFF 2012 Best Canadian First Feature Film Award).