Here are my thoughts on a selection of shorts playing at this year’s Canadian Film Fest. Prom Night As their daughters head off to prom, three father’s begin to worry when they find a pregnancy test in the trash. Prom Night is a comedic look at every father’s nightmare, that beingContinue Reading

A single mother tries to turn her life around, while dealing with her addict ex-husband in Luba. Luba (Nicole Maroon) is a single mother struggling to make ends meet, while raising her six year old son Matty (Porter Schaefer). At the same time, Luba has to deal with her ex-husbandContinue Reading

Two lowlifes try to scam their way into $98 for bus money in The Go-Getters. Owen (Aaron Abrams) is a deadbeat drunk, who is bunking in the boiler room of the bar owned by his brother Kevin (Kristian Bruun). Owen crosses paths with junkie hooker Lacie (Tommie-Amber Pirie) and despiteContinue Reading

An aging porn star hopes to to break into a legit acting career for his teenage daughter in The Cannon. Colton “The Cannon” Clemens (Bob Frazer) is a man from a revered acting pedigree, who settled for a career in adult entertainment after his actress mother was afflicted with ALS.Continue Reading

A broke ex-lottery winner finds his life being ruined by a roomer in his parents’ house in Room for Rent. Just as he was finishing high school, Mitch Baldwin (Mark Little) won $3.5 million in the lottery. However, Mitch ends up squandering the money on bad investments and is now aContinue Reading

A young mixed raced girl is introduced to the world of burlesque in Becoming Burlesque. Fatima Jackson-Aziz (Shiva Negar) is a young woman of Syrian and British decent, who is under pressure to please the Muslim side of her family, particularly her uncle Yousef (Sam Kalilieh). Fatima chances upon a burlesqueContinue Reading

Things go awry when three couples decide to go swinging in A Swinger’s Weekend. Dan (Randal Edwards) and Lisa (Erin Karpluk) are a seemingly perfect couple, who decide to spice things up with a swinger’s weekend with their hot and young friends Teejay (Michael Xavier) and Skai (Erin Agostino). However, thingsContinue Reading