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2011 Program

CANADA AFTER DARK - Canadian Genre Short Film Showcase

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street W.

Short Description

We hope you enjoy CANADA AFTER DARK, Toronto After Dark’s 2012 thrilling Canadian short film showcase featuring 20 outstanding new locally made horror, sci-fi, action and cult shorts, with one short screening in front of each of the feature films throughout the festival. 

THURS, OCT 18

NOT TILL WE’RE MARRIED
World Premiere
Shannon Rae Hanmer, 8 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with GRABBERS (94 min)
Fiona is ready to take her online relationship to the next level, but not everything is as it seems when it comes to Internet dating.  An uncomfortable unromantic comedy written by TAD-alumni Chris Nash (MY MAIN SQUEEZE, LIPLOCK).

TRUDY
World Premiere
Bruce William Harper, 10 min, Canada, 2012
In this kinetic and hallucinogenic fever dream, a night of dancing, drinking and drugs lead to some poor decisions with deadly consequences - or is it all just a bad trip?
Screens with AMERICAN MARY (103 min)

FRI, OCT 19

THE CAPTURED BIRD
Best Short Film, Fantasia Film Festival 2012
Jovanka Vuckovic, 10 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with CRAVE(113 min) 
A young girl witnesses the birth of unspeakable evil in this darkly poetic fable that melds H.P. Lovecraft with Hans Christian Anderson, executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

GARLIC BREAD MAN VS. SUPERBO LASAGNA MAN
World Premiere
Daryl Shaw, 5 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with INBRED (90 min)
Within the first thirty seconds, a man with garlic bread for a head kicks someone in the face. Are you not entertained?

SAT, OCT 20

WE ATE THE CHILDREN LAST
Canada’s Top Ten 2011
Most Promising Director, Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
Andrew Cividino & Geoff Smart, 10 min, Canada, 2011
Screens with REC 3 (80 min)
The world descends into unbridled cannibalism after a medical discovery instigates an expected epidemic in this darkly satirical and ambitious epic.
Trailer

D.N.E: DO NOT ERASE
World Premiere
Matthew Campagna, 10 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES (88 min)
The trouble with inventing time travel is that it leads to all those bothersome future-selves that come a knocking. Co-stars Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch.
Trailer

SUN, OCT 21

FROST
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
Jeremy Ball, 13 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with DOOMSDAY BOOK (115 min)
A young woman ventures into the wilderness to fulfill a rite of passage, but stumbles into the graveyard of an ancient world.
Clip

THE MYTH OF ROBO WONDER KID
Joel MacKenzie, 3 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with LLOYD THE CONQUERER (95 min)
Three mythological creatures tamper with the creation of life with initially delightful results in this endearing and cute animated romp. Then they have to pay for their hubris.

BIO-COP
Canadian Premiere
Official Selection, Fantastic Fest 2012
Steven Kostanski, 5 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (114 min)
Astron-6’s FX maestro conducts another hysterical assault on late 80s cine-culture in this goopy, gooey and gross straight-to-videodisc send up of the likes of MANIAC COP & DEAD HEAT.

MALODY
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Philip Barker, 12 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with AFTER (90 min)
A sickly woman has her world quite literally turn upside down in this intimate and dreamy phantasmagoria.

MON, OCT 22

ANNIE AND THE DOG
World Premiere
Brian Allan Stewart, 14 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2
A comedic repartee between a vetran exorcist and a skeptical rookie cop quickly escalates to a chilling stand-off when their faced with a woman accused of demonic possession.

CHILDREN OF THE DARK
Grand Prize, Bloodshots 48 Film Festival
Scott Belyea, 10 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with CITADEL (84 min)
Two young boys search for their past and struggle to survive in a world gone straight to hell. An unrelenting slice of post-apocalyptic bleakness, impressively produced in only 48 hours.
Trailer

TUES, OCT 23

EVICTION
World Premiere
Uncredited, 9 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with MY AMITYVILLE HORROR (89 min)
This film arrived in an unmarked yellow envelope, and we felt compelled to play it.

ADJUST TRACKING
Matt O’Mahoney, 4 min, Canada, 2012
An abusive father learns to respect the VHS in this slickly shot, but grisly gorefest.
Screens with RESOLUTION (93 min)

WED, OCT 24

BYDLO
Special Prize (Animation), Fantasia Film Festival 2012
Patrick Bouchard, 9 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with SUSHI GIRL (98 min)
Meticulous stop-motion animation ruminate expressions of the cycle of life in this award-winning and visually arresting work of art.
Trailer

SANDWICH CRAZY
Toronto Premiere
Remi Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2012
Mike Doucette, 8 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with DEAD SUSHI (91 min)
A disgruntled sandwich shop owner experiences buyer’s remorse after his hellish microwave has a disturbing effects on his customers… and his vegetables. Cut by Jason Eisner (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN).

THURS, OCT 25

ALCHEMY AND OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
Toronto Premiere
Zachary Rothman, 11 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with IN YOUR SKIN
In this dark fable, a woman makes a desperate bid to rid her husband of a memory that has soured their love and left them ostracized from the outside world.
Trailer

A PRETTY FUNNY STORY
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Evan Morgan, 19 minutes, Canada, 2012
Screens with WRONG (94 min)
A weary family man is blackmailed with the life of a loved one in order to prevent him from sharing an amusing anecdote with his office buddies. If only the story weren’t so damn funny.
Trailer

FRI, OCT 26

BIRTHDAY PICTURES
World Premiere
Jeffrey Hanley, 5 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING (100 min)
A first date gets awkward, then funny, then creepy, then sinister, and then…

GAME
Toronto Premiere
Official Selection, Fantastic Fest 2012
Josh MacDonald, 8 min, Canada, 2012
Screens with GAME OF WEREWOLVES (102 min)
The writer of the 2011 TAD film THE CORRIDOR spins a cautionary tale for chainsaw wielding hillbillies to consider the next time they’re out chasing the fairer sex.

Alchemy and other Imperfections

Game

Bydlo

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