Toronto Shorts Fest


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Dug Up

Drama / Canada / 4 min.

With his son in jail, poor aging Dad has no one to help him garden anymore. Dug Up is a short film adaptation of an old urban legend, illustrating an unbreakable bond between a father and his distanced son.

Director: Rouzbeh Heydari
Producer: Aden Bahadori, Rouzbeh Heydari
Writer: Rouzbeh Heydari

Animation / Belgium / 15 min.

After an elite robotic soldier has been alone on guard for more than 6,000 days, he encounters his first contact.

Director: Raf Wathion
Producer: Fred Vrancken
Writer: Roel Mondelaers
The Mrs.

Comedy / USA / 7 min.

An off-beat comedy about a man waking up to discover his wife has a rather big surprise in store for him.

Director: Matt Smukler
Producer: Carr Donald
Writer: Shekhar Bassi

Drama / Canada / 12 min.

The alleyways hold many secrets. No one knows this more than the Binner, a mysterious wanderer with only his trusty shopping cart and his wits to keep him alive.

Director: Jay Fox, Steven Deneault
Producer: Jay Fox, Steven Deneault
Writer: Jay Fox, Steven Deneault

Drama / Canada / 6 min.

Through a series of flashes, a dying man relives the last few hours of his life.

Director: Alexandre Carrière
Producer: Ghislain Simard
Writer: Alexandre Carrière
Seasick Sailor

Drama / USA / 23 min.

A lonely teenager working as a "debt collector" for an underground gambling ring in Los Angeles, desperately tries to fit in with a new group of friends while balancing the responsibilities of his job.

Director: Torre Catalano
Producer: Devon Bostick
Writer: Torre Catalano
The Second Guard

Drama / Canada / 16 min.

In the quiet moments between violence, a criminal for hire re-evaluates his life while guarding a prisoner in an unforgiving landscape.

Director: Carrick Dennson
Producer: Jesson Moen
Writer: Carrick Dennson
Lady P

Drama / Canada / 12 min.

Her children have grown up, her husband has become a stranger, and she is seeking a pulse to remind her she's still alive. She takes to the streets and explores the dirty underbelly of the city, searching for that spark that will ignite an excitement in her life.

Director: Kyle Adam
Producer: Ryan Bruner
Writer: Kyle Adam

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