Toronto Shorts Fest


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Animation / Canada / 5 min.

Be astonished by what lurks in plain sight. The sinister 3D stop- motion world of FOXED! reveals young Emily toiling in mines beneath her house, imprisoned by foxes who have duped her entire town into believing children can be replaced. Teeming with shadow and light, this grown up animation unfolds in a riveting package that creates questions and leaves the audience anxious for more.

Director: James Stewart, Nev Bezaire
Producer: James Stewart
Writer: Nev Bezaire
Cast: Athena Karkanis and Fiona Highet

Comedy / Canada / 4 min.

A wayward monster is drawn to a house by the laughter of an unsuspecting little girl. As the monster stalks its prey, it finds that it may have met its match as it comes head to head with Natalie, a playful young girl who sees beauty in everything.

Director: Leslie Pulsifer, Laura Horobin
Producer: Leslie Pulsifer, Laura Horobin
Writer: Laura Horobin
Cast: Laura Horobin and Leslie Pulsifer
How to Deal with an Axe Murderer

Comedy / Canada / 13 min.

Four young women head to the country for a weekend of relaxation, however an encounter with an axe murderer puts their survival skills to the test.

Director: Adam Estey
Producer: Kevin Rigney, Danielle Kinsey
Writer: Adam Estey
Cast: Paula Giroday, Paige McCulloch,
Knock Knock

Horror / USA / 13 min.

Val and her friends play a game that allows them to communicate with the dead. The Knock Knock Game turns any doorway into a doorway to the hereafter but there are rules that should never be broken.

Director: Jeff Betancourt
Producer: Danielle Savre, Jeff Betancourt
Writer: Jeff Betancourt
Cast: Skyler Vallo, Galadriel Stineman, Danielle Savre, and ZoŽ Lister

Suspense/Thriller / Canada / 10 min.

Chuks is a business man that deals in a peculiar business. He's a facilitator of illegal immigrants looking for a better future. A future that he is conflicted with for his naive, hopeful clients.

Director: Chidi Nwaozomudoh
Producer: Chidi Nwaozomudoh, Chiedu Nwaozomudoh, and Greg MacLean
Writer: Chidi Nwaozomudoh, Chiedu Nwaozomudoh
Cast: Udoka Oyeka, Emeka Menakaya, Selena Broughton, and Uzo Menakaya
The Stomach

Horror / United Kingdom / 15 min.

Frank's had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body-horror, part ghost-story, The Stomach is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir.

Director: Ben Steiner
Producer: Dan Dixon
Writer: Ben Steiner
The Toll

Suspense/Thriller / Canada / 9 min.

A toll booth attendant's life is thrown into turmoil when a car crashes into his toll plaza. This suspense-filled action short combines the tale of a timid romantic, two thugs, a bag of money and a femme fatale in a combustible mix of tension, humour and humanity.

Director: Scott Simpson, Scott Simpson
Producer: Scott Simpson, Marc Savoie
Writer: Scott Simpson, Christopher MacKinnon
Cast: Glen Matthews, Emma Rosen, Marc Owen, Pasha Ebrahimi
Little Matthew

Horror / Canada / 19 min.

An unemployed private investigator is offered a morally conflicting job regarding the abduction of a child.

Director: Andrew Appelle
Producer: Curtis Lobb, Robert Hyland
Writer: Andrew Appelle, Robert Hyland
Cast: Randy Feaver, Kurtis Vanwelligham, Jamie Latour, James O'Brien, Chris Hamm, and Abby Prebble
The Director

Documentary / Canada / 8 min.

A look behind the curtain at a particularly macabre family business.

Director: Ashley Brook, Kyle Cucco
Producer: Ashley Brook
Writer: Ashley Brook, Kyle Cucco

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