Short Cuts Canada: Programme #2  [2012]
DirectorMaxence Bradley, Joe Cobden, Stephen Dunn, Sophie Dupuis, Fantavious Fritz, Calum Macleod, Jeff Wong
H’Mong Sisters, Jeff Wong, BC, 14’ World Premiere
Teenage sisters living in the mountainous villages of Vietnam take a western backpacker into their care. Their informal relationship exposes its complexities, as they guide him through a traditional way of life that has been threatened and transformed by economic and colonial forces.
Struggle (Faillir), Sophie Dupuis, QC, 24’ World Premiere
As Ariane prepares to leave Val-d'Or — and everything else — behind for the big city, her attempts to say goodbye to her brother are complicated by the ever present sexual tension that exists between them.
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Stephen Dunn, ON, 14’ World Premiere
Teenage life for Esther Weary includes her well-intentioned grandpa, friends that suck, and a birthday that couldn’t be more depressing if it tried. She’s insecure about her nose, and puberty makes her think she’s dying. Sharp writing and standout performances by Jade Aspros and Gordon Pinsent highlight this modern coming-of-age comedy.
Tuesday, Fantavious Fritz, ON, 14’ World Premiere
Inspired by a hypothetical grown-up version of Holden Caulfield’s little sister Phoebe, Fantavious Fritz creates a character who is relatable and endearing, while embracing the awkward, irresponsible and defining moments of being a 20-something.
Asian Gangs, Lewis Bennett and Calum MacLeod, ON, 9’
In 1994, Grade 5 student Lewis Bennett got into a schoolyard fight, resulting in a stern warning from his principal “Change your ways, or you’ll end up in an Asian gang.” Seventeen years later, Bennett (still Caucasian) revisits his past to determine if he took a wrong turn along the way.
Vive la Canadienne, Joe Cobden, QC, 4’ World Premiere
A lovely afternoon stroll in the park becomes a dynamic dancing duel of quick steps and high kicks between burly men and a joyful mademoiselle. With nary a word, and channeling Buster Keaton’s cinematic style, Joe Cobden brings a modern perspective to a classic Canadian folk chanson.
Nostradamos, Maxence Bradley, QC, 9’ Toronto Premiere
Playing between the lines of documentary and fiction, Nostradamos follows citizens preparing for the end of the world. The city of Amos, Québec stands as the safest place to survive. Made in 72 hours, Nostradamos is a riveting portrait on the variances of human reactions to potential environmental catastrophes.
2012 Screening Schedule

“SHORT CUTS CANADA: PROGRAMME #2” (2012 short films directed by Jeff Wong, Sophie Dupuis, Stephen Dunn, Fantavious Fritz, Calum Macleod, Joe Cobden, Maxence Bradley)
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Runtime1:26 (86min)
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