Shorts Package 2
How Tommy Lemenchick Became a Grade 7 Legend
2017, NR, Canada, Drama, English, 12 minutes
Director: Bastien Alexandre
Producers: Maria Gracia Turgeon, Nguyen-Anh Nguyeh
Writer: Nicolas Billon
Cast: Charlie Birdgenaw, Sam Ashe Arnold, Caroline Dhavernas
Ophelia, a whip-smart 12-year-old girl, has a vexing problem: she’s never been kissed! Among her classmates, Tommy Lemenchick has the best smile and stands out as the prime candidate to solve her problem. But after luring him in and claiming her prize, Ophelia discovers that Tommy’s nice smile was hiding a big mouth.
The Driver is Red
2017, NR, USA, Animation, English, 15 minutes
Director: Randall Christopher
Producers: Jared Callahan, Randall Christopher, Spencer Rabin
Writer: Randall Christopher
Cast: Mark Pinter
Set in Argentina in 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest-ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.
2018, NR, Argentina, Animation, No dialogue, 10 minutes
North American Premiere
Director: Abel Goldfarb
Producers: Gaston Gorali, Juan Campanella
Writer: Gaston Gorali
Ian was born with cerebral palsy. Like all kids, he wants to have friends, but discrimination and bullying keep him from his beloved playground. But Ian won't give up easily on accomplishing something that will surprise everyone..
About the Birds and the Bees
2017, NR, Finland, Comedy, Finnish, 12 minutes
Finnish with English Subtitles
Director: J.J. Vanhanen
Producers: Jasmine Pajari, Veera Lamminpää
Writer: J.J. Vanhanen
Cast: Juha Uutela, Mikko Kauppila, Saana Koivisto, Aksu Piippo
A teenage girl and a boy are faced with a real predicament when they need to get ahold of a morning-after pill, but … it’s the middle of winter, the nearest pharmacy is miles away and it might not even be open. As it turns out, sometimes it’s actually a good idea to talk to your parents about sex..
Fire in Cardboard City
2017, NR, New Zealand, Animation, English, 9 minutes
Director: Phil Brough
Producers: Matt Heath, Orlando Stewart
Writers: Phil Brough, Matt Heath
Cast: Leigh Hart, Ella Wilks, Julian Brough, Anna Hall
Cardboard City is on Fire! The worst thing that possibly could happen has happened. It is up to Fire Chief John McCard and his trusty deputies to save the citizens of Cardboard City from total annihilation.
2017, NR, UK, Drama, English, 21 minutes
Directors: Michael Rouse, Will Kenning
Producer: Jimmy Yuill
Writers: Michael Rouse, Will Kenning
Cast: Michael Rouse, Kathryn Wilder, Sandra Voe
Geoff has Gephyrophobia — a fear of crossing bridges. To avoid his anxiety disorder, he has constructed an ingenious (and sometimes ridiculous) daily routine, but when the woman he loves offers an opportunity to change, Geoff must confront his fear, or risk losing everything.