2014 Canadian Film Fest: H&G (Danishka Esterhazy) & Kate (Illya Klymkiw)

The first evening screening for tonight’s Canadian Film Fest at the Royal Theatre begins at 6:30, and takes us down some interesting dramatic roads. The screening’s short, Kate, directed by Illya Kimkiw, written and starring Holly Merritt is a beautiful, almost dreamlike film that examines the baggage and the ties we carry and form from…

The 2014 Canadian Film Fest: Play – The Film (Alec Toller)

Screening today at the Royal Theatre at 4:15pm is this short, but hugely entertaining and frequently hilarious feature directed by Alec Toller with one of our show’s recent guest, Orphan Black’s Kristian Bruun in a starring role as well as serving as the film’s producer. Bruun plays Alec Hess, an ‘ahem’ visionary film director who is bring…

The 2014 Canadian Film Fest Opening Night Gala

The 3 day event that is the Canadian Film Fest gets underway this evening with a fantastic feature, and hilarious short, both of which feature the incredibly talented Julian Richings, as well as the very funny Suresh John. Playing before Craig Goodwill’s feature, Patch Town, is the latest short from our friend writer/director Jeremy Lalonde,…

Canadian FilmFest – Mr. Viral (2012) – Alex Boothby

This evening, the Canadian FilmFest presents a screening of the highly enjoyable, Mr. Viral at the Royal Theatre. The film follows the antics of a group of folks in an ad agency… whose exterior is right where we work! At the center of the story is Simon (Jefferson Brown), a rather disillusioned ad man, now ad…

Canadian FilmFest – Skull World – Justin McConnell

Greg Sommer (Skull Man) is a unique and eccentric individual. And in this fun little film, we get a look inside his life, and where he finds joy. For him, it’s his alter ego, and a fun little sport he discovers. And yes, I am calling it a sport. Growing up in Toronto, Greg created…

Canadian FilmFest – Rouge Sang aka The Storm Within (2013) – Martin Doepner

The Canadian FilmFest launches this evening with Martin Doepner’s captivating thriller, Rouge Sang. Set on New Year’s Eve 1799 in a remote cabin in Quebec, Esperance (Isabelle Guerard) is looking after her two children, Mathurin (Andre Kaspar Kolstad), Madelon (the adorable Charlotte St-Cyr) and her baby, while awaiting the return of her husband, Pierre (Peter Miller). As darkness falls, and a…